Group    From 1938  To 1968

Auxiliary Fire Service / AFS

Categories: Emergency Services

The Auxiliary Fire Service was formed in 1938 as part of the Civil Defence Service and was superseded in August 1941 by the National Fire Service. After the war the AFS was reformed alongside the Civil Defence Corps, forming part of the UK's planned emergency response to a nuclear attack. It was disbanded in the UK in 1968.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Auxiliary Fire Service / AFS

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Canadian WW2 firefighters

{On the floral emblem:} Canada fire fighters. In memory of three members of ...

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Chelsea Firefighters

This plaque is in the same style as others erected by Firemen Remembered, alt...

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Fireman Sidney Alfred Holder

Blitzwalkers give a good description of the incident. The AFS squad sent to ...

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Firemen Randolph & Skinner

This plaque was rededicated to the memory of the two firemen in a ceremony on...

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Firewoman Yvonne Green

AFS, London. In memory of auxiliary firewoman, Yvonne Green, who died near t...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Auxiliary Fire Service / AFS

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Balham firefighters

The plaque is located behind a high exterior wall which makes it difficult to...

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Beckenham Auxiliary firemen

Those killed at Old Palace School are also commemorated (not by name) on a pl...

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Cubitt Town School air raid

{Beneath the AFS symbol:} In memory of auxiliary firewomen Joan Fanny Bartlet...

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Plaistow Road WW2 air attack

Our colleague Andrew Behan points out the following errors on this plaque: Fi...

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Poplar firemen

AFS London In memory of fifteen members of the Auxiliary Fire Service killed...

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Leslie T. Healey

Leslie T. Healey

Fireman killed as a result of an air raid on Old Palace School, Bow, E3 on 20 April 1941. Our colleague Andrew Behan has kindly researched this man: Auxiliary Fireman Leslie Thomas Healey was born...

Person, Emergency Services

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Cecil Farley

Cecil Farley

Auxiliary Fireman Cecil Farley was born on 1 June 1897 in Tooting, the son of Henry James Knollys Farley (b.1859) and Margaret Nicoll Farley née Forbes (1870-1923). His parents were married on 2 Ju...

Person, Emergency Services

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Stanley George Du Vergier

Stanley George Du Vergier

Auxiliary fireman killed in the bomb attack on Henry Cavendish School, Balham. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: Auxiliary Fireman Stanley George Du Vergier was born in 1912 an...

Person, Emergency Services

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Cyril Richard (Rick) Rescorla

Cyril Richard (Rick) Rescorla

United Kingdom citizen who died in the terrorist attacks in America on 11 September 2001. Colonel Cyril Richard Rescorla was born on 27 May 1939 in Halye, Cornwall. He was a son of Stephen Douglas...

Person, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Tragedy, Africa, Cyprus, USA, Vietnam

1 memorial
Victor Ralph Farley Chipperfield

Victor Ralph Farley Chipperfield

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1. Victor Ralph Farley Chipperfield was born on 21 August 1897, a son of Henry William Chipperfield (b. circa ...

Person, Armed Forces, Emergency Services

War served, WW1
1 memorial