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The Auxiliary Fire Service was formed in 1938 as part of the Civil Defence Service and was superseded in August 1941 by the National Fire Service.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.

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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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East Ham G/W

East Ham G/W

We think "G/W" must refer to Green Watch. Andrew Behan writes "Every fire station has four 'watches': Red, White, Blue and Green. These are the rotas to which firemen are attached. Hunt and Stokoe ...

Group, Emergency Services

1 memorial
Auxiliary Fireman Reginald Bruce Wakeman

Auxiliary Fireman Reginald Bruce Wakeman

From the Sub Fire Station 6W, Cheyne Place. Died in a fire which took the lives of seven firemen, known as "The Wednesday". Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man: Reginald ...

Person, Emergency Services

War dead non-military, WW2
1 memorial
Colonel Sir Neil Gordon Thorne OBE

Colonel Sir Neil Gordon Thorne OBE

Trustee of The Memorial Gates Trust. In addition to our Picture Source and his Wikipedia page, our research shows that Colonel Sir Neil Gordon Thorne, OBE, TD, DL, was born on 8 August 1932 the so...

Person, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Politics & Administration

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
Captain Frederick Booth, VC, DCM

Captain Frederick Booth, VC, DCM

Captain Frederick Charles Booth VC, DCM. Born Holloway. Served in the British South Africa Police in Southern Rhodesia 1912-17. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 12 February 191...

Person, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, South Africa

War served, WW1
2 memorials