Firefighters Memorial Trust
Group From 21/3/1991
Originally established as 'The Firefighters Memorial Charitable Trust Fund’ in a Deed dated 21st March 1991, it sought to commemorate the lives of those members of the Fire Service who were killed in the line of duty during World War Two by the erection and maintenance of a memorial statue and the staging of an Annual Service of Remembrance.
In the year 2000 it was agreed that the statue should become a national memorial dedicated to all members of the Fire and Rescue Service across the United Kingdom and a new base was added to accommodate the additional names.
On 4 October 2010 HM The Queen granted a Royal Charter to the then re-named ‘Firefighters Memorial Trust’ that led to a ceremonial standard being designed in July 2011. HRH The Princess Royal attended a dedication ceremony at which she presented the Royal Charter and the ceremonial standard to the Trust.
It continues to organises an annual Service of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial on the 2nd Sunday in September.