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Recent videos of us in action: Woodhall Spa Air Raid (2013) by Tricky Imp, Rufford Air Raid (2013) and by Ian Beck,  Lowdham Floods 2012, Crich Tramway Museum 2012.  newsreel of the air raid at Rufford by Ian Beck. James Walker made this video at Rufford 2012 using a tiny camera attached to his person whilst he went up the ladder! Our current leaflet is here: NFS Vehicles Group recruiting with 2014 events, and has the events list on the back.

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UXB On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey 26-27 Sept 2015

ARP wardens and Police are keeping the crowds back from the UXB in the middle of the Long Meadow. One ARP warden in the raid was sure she saw three bombs fall, but only heard two explosions, and after a search, the third bomb was found. Remarkably, it had come down on a very low trajectory, and had skimmed the ground. If it had fallen straight down, it would have been buried some 15 to 25 feet deep. The NFS K2 is nearby.

As is usual practice, officer makes an initial assessment, and estimates where the bomb is likely to be, and where to start digging. The sappers in the section then arrive with picks and shovels, and a number of sandbags, and start digging. Their job is simply to expose the bomb and its fuze, to allow the officer to defuze it.

The officer then determines the Safety Point, which is behind a few more sand bags a good distance from the bomb. (Actually close to the Salvation Army mobile canteen). Another sapper runs out a telephone cable from the safety point and the bomb. A box of tools is also taken to the bomb in preparation for defuzing it. (The box actually contains the pyro charge. The telephone wire is attached to the charge)

Once the digging is complete, the sappers all retreat to the Safety Point, and the officer tackles the bomb. A microphone is attached to the bomb, so that a sapper at the Safety Point can listen for ticking. (The telephone wire is actually connected to the firing box). The women of the WVS come over with a tray of tea from the nearby Salvation Army.

A Crabtree device is used to try to discharge the capacitors which store the firing current. One officer calls back that it is a ‘type 17’ which means that it has a timer.

Option A
The officer prepares to remove the fuse, but the sapper listening at the safety point hears ticking. He shouts as loud as he can, but the officer doesn’t hear him. A sapper runs over to tell him, and they quickly decide to get out of the way. As the two run towards the crowd, the bomb explodes. The two men running are hit by the blast, and land face down, still and quiet.

Option B
The officer prepares to remove the fuse, but the sapper listening at the safety point hears ticking. He shouts as loud as he can, and the officer calls for the clock stopper. Another sapper runs out a coil of wire, and the magnetic coil draped over the bomb. ‘Clock Stopper On!’ is called. The ticking gets faster, rather than stopping,and the Sapper at the Safety Point calls out that something is wrong. The officer and the sapper decide to run away. As the two run towards the crowd, the bomb explodes. The two men running are hit by the blast, and land face down, still and quiet.

(This is artistic licence. The type 17 fuze in reality had a timer which could be set for anything from 30 mins to 3 days. Although if it had been ticking for the 30 mins of digging, it could go off at any time)

As soon as the dust has settled, the shaken sappers go out to see what has happened. The ARP wardens come running with a First Aid bag, and decide that they need medical help. The ARP warden on a motorcycle sets off. The others start removing the battledress uniforms from the casualties, who are not far in front of the crowd. One doesn’t have a mark on him, and in fact gradually comes round. The second is in much worse shape, as when the battledress is removed, there is a large piece of shrapnel in his back, and his shirt is covered in blood. Some blood comes out of his mouth. (The man is made up in advance. The shrapnel folds flat, and is covered in blood. As he walks out, he wears a greatcoat or BD, and walks round to behind the bomb so he is facing the crowd. He then takes off the coat, but the crowd cannot see the injury as it is away from them. Likewise when he is running towards the crowd. It is only when he lies on his stomach that the crowd first see his back)

The NFS K2 arrives followed by the ambulance, and the officer is put onto a stretcher, and the ARP and firemen carry him to the ambulance. The stretcher is brought back for the injured man, who is carried to the K2. As there are no blankets to cover him, the crowd are able to see the wounds as he is carried along the crowd line to the ambulance. The ambulance then leaves.

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Air Raid On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey 26-27 Sept 2015

People are going about their business – police arresting spivs, civilians coming and going. There is a special event on in Rufford Abbey that a lot of people are present at.

The air raid siren sounds, and people look round for the approaching bombers. Civilians are ushered into the shelters. Perhaps a few into the undercroft, as well as upstairs.

Take cover! - John Lee

Take cover! – John Lee

The abbey takes a direct hit from a couple of 100Kg high explosive bombs, and a number of incendiaries. On incendiary hits a lean-to to the left of the abbey staircase. (Bangs from gas bird scarer, smoke grenades, silver fountains).

ARP assess the damage, and go in to lead out the walking wounded from the event in the abbey. One ARP warden has a clipboard, and is checking off the names of people who escape. A number are brought out and are lead to the safety and comfort of the WVS welfare operation. Still shaking from the shock, they are given tea and blankets, and sat down in safety. Those in the undercroft are also lead to the WVS centre.

Meanwhile an ARP warden sets off on her motorbike with a message that the Fire and Ambulance services are urgently needed, as the abbey roof has collapsed, trapping people in the rubble. The incendiaries have set the splintered wood on fire. Other ARP wardens try to tackle the fire with stirrup pumps and buckets of water. One goes into the building and we can see her through the balcony bravely trying to stop the fire spreading as her colleague pumps from the bucket at the foot of the steps. Wendy appears on the balustrade, just staring into the distance. It was a response to shock known as the ‘1000-yard stare’. Her husband calls to her, but she ignores him, just fixed in this stare. The ARP warden calls to Wendy to come out, but she doesn’t move. Eventually the ARP warden grabs her and make her come out. The other warden with the stirrup pump soon has to retreat as the flames catch hold.

Apart from the misfortune of the direct hit, it seemed to be quite a light raid, certainly compared to what was usual. But few people noticed the small metal contraptions that had wings like a sycamore seed or butterfly, and were lying around. No-one had seen them before, and did not know what they were. Still, best treat them with suspicion. As the smoke clears, one is seen on the upper balcony of the abbey, and one or two are lying on the ground near the abbey steps.

Casualty brought out - Mick Hill

Casualty brought out – Mick Hill

Luckily the NFS were not far away, as they had been doing some training as part of the event in the abbey, which included preparing a large emergency water supply. The NFS arrive with a K2 (and pump?), and the Fordson pump-escape. The Fordson pump sets into the dam. The ARP warden taking the register tells the senior officer that there are still people in the building.

The K2 unloads crew and equipment, and parks under the trees out of the way. Two hoses are run out from the pump towards the abbey door. One is used to put a jet in through the window. The other has a diffuser spray, and is drawn into the building and up the steps by two firemen. (It can actually be shut off as soon as it is wholly out of sight). The officer realises that a Turntable Ladder will be needed, and despatches another messenger.

Two more firemen are directed into the building with picks, crowbars and other rescue equipment. The Leading Fireman in charge of the Rescue Party thinks he can hear something. He calls for silence. The pump is knocked off. He taps a metal pipe. In the silence, we just make out a weak tap in response. More digging is done, and the casualty found. Other firemen and ARP come in, and help carry the wounded out, while others wait at the bottom of the steps with stretchers. (The casualties are taken to the crowd line partly for a good public view, partly to get them safely out of the way of any equipment). The pump is restarted, and more water put onto the fire.

Firemen direct water to the fire - John Lee

Firemen direct water to the fire – John Lee

The ambulance arrives, and does a tight turn and parks beside the Fordson, facing the exit so it does not obscure the action. Casualties are loaded. Once the last casualty is loaded, it sets off back to the Turning Circle.

The K4 Turntable Ladder - John Lee

The K4 Turntable Ladder – John Lee

The officer in charge then beckons the waiting Turntable Ladder down to the LH corner of the abbey, and the turntable ladder is extended to get water onto the remains of the abbey roof, as the last casualty is escorted to the WVS centre. Water is knocked off, and the hose is withdrawn from the staircase. The hose with the branch that was directed through the window is now connected to the Turntable Ladder, and all eyes are on the jet of water from the top of the ladder.

The Turntable Ladder is in place - John Lee

The Turntable Ladder is in place – John Lee

As the fire is now out, the ladder is retracted, and hoses are rolled up, and the All Clear is sounded on the siren. But just as everyone thinks things are returning to normal, a hose catches on one of the butterfly contraptions, and it explodes, killing? or injuring a fireman who is nearby. (This happens in the space between the abbey and the TL. A fireman takes a thunderflash from the K2, and strikes it, and drops it near the butterfly, and then becomes the casualty himself.)

The shock from this butterfly exploding also triggers another one, which is on the abbey balustrade, which goes off a few seconds later. Some were set to explode on the slightest disturbance, while others has a timer and would explode a few seconds later, or even up to 30 mins later.

A fireman is badly injured in a gas explosion - John Lee

A fireman is badly injured in a gas explosion – John Lee

This brings a wave of panic amongst the NFS and ARP, as they hastily look round checking if there are any more of these around. Meanwhile, the stretcher(s) are brought back for the injured firemen, and they are loaded into the K2 to get them to medical help quickly. The tunic of one fireman is badly ripped by the blast, and as it is removed, we see that there is a piece of shrapnel in his arm, which is bleeding profusely. He is carried by stretcher along the crowd line so people can see it. (Rather than the most direct route to the K2).

The K2 then departs to the field hospital, and the remaining firemen make up the kit. One of the ARP wardens tells the senior NFS officer (and commentator) that they are certain they saw a stick of three bombs come from the bomber, but we only heard two HE bomb explosions. A search is organised for the remaining bomb (which does NOT happen during the scenario. It is eventually found in the middle of Long Meadow, and the Bomb Disposal section of the Royal Engineers are expected in about an hour, after the D-Day training.

As Churchill? Monty? are in the area, they come down to see what has happened, so all the firemen and ARP immediately stop what they are doing, and form a parade line for a very brief salute, and congratulations on a job well done in protecting this country from the perils of the German bombing campaign, at great personal cost. (Whistle blows, casualties rise, and the WVS and walking wounded come and join the line for applause, together with Hannah and other makeup artists).

The ambulance and K2 return from the turning circle to the Guarderobe field hospital, and the crowd barriers are dropped. The public are invited to gather round the field hospital to watch the treatment of the casualties, while the WVS serve more tea to the walking wounded, and the hard-pressed and exhausted firemen, ARP wardens, and police. There is also a demonstration outside the hospital by the makeup artist.

You can find out more about Butterfly Bombs in the ‘Butterfly Winter’ episode of ‘Danger UXB’ here, and about the 1000-yard stare here.

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Woodhall Spa Air Raid safety briefing

>To ALL reenactors planning to take part in the Air Raid at Woodhall Spa on 18/19 July. It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you attend the safety briefing at 11:00am on the day of the air raid, and that you SIGN IN on the attendance sheet. This applies to ALL reenactors. No Exceptions (unless agreed with David Needham in advance)

So if you would like to be involved as: NFS, ARP, WVS, Police, Ambulance Driver, Dispatch rider, Walking evacuee, casualty, Doctor, civilian onlooker, Press or whatever, you MUST come to the briefing. It would also be helpful to PM lowdhamstation on facebook, or email NOW if there is any doubt if you are on our list.

11:00 both days, by the NFS Mobile Canteen in the Golf Hotel car park if fine, or in the reception of the Golf Hotel if wet.

If you are NOT on the safety briefing sign-in sheet you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE ACTION SIDE OF THE CROWD BARRIER.

Download the Casualty and Press Briefing PDF

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Newark Emergency Services Heritage Show 4-5 July

We are down to do a Wartime NFS display at 12:00 and a Cold War AFS display at 15:30 on Saturday, but on Sunday the times are AFS at 10:00 and NFS immediately following at 10:40. We also hope to take part in the vehicle parade (11:10 Sat, 15:00 Sun) and put our TL in with other high-rise appliances (15:00 Sat, 13:45 Sun).

See for visitor information.

John Sutcliffe will be Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the NFS with David Moore OIC of the AFS.

NFS Display Overview

All available NFS vehicles will enter the arena and perform a couple of laps. All except the Fordson PE will leave and park up outside the arena. The PE will slip the escape by the tower, and drive off to set suction into the dam.

A fireman will go up the escape ladder, and find a casualty in the tower. The TL is summoned, and a Neil Robertson stretcher  is hauled up.

By the time the TL is set in place and extended, the casualty is strapped into the stretcher. He is lowered to the ground using the TL as a crane. As soon as the casualty reaches the ground, a fireman will climb the ladder.

Meanwhile, the K2 will arrive, and set suction into the dam, and run out a couple of hand-held branches to tackle the fire.

As this happens, the ARP wardens and firemen will bring the stretcher to the foreground, where the casualty’s injuries are treated. If available, an ambulance will arrive to take the casualty to hospital.

The Fordson will then give water to the TL to continue fighting the fire. When the OIC deems the fire to be out, the order to ‘knock off and make up’ will be given. Once all equipment is made up, the firefighting vehicles will start to drive round the arena, with the OIC in the lead vehicle. At this point, the other vehicles parked at the back will join in, and once the complete convoy has completed a lap or two of the arena, the OIC will direct the convoy to return to base.

Practice for this session will be Friday afternoon with a ‘dress rehearsal’ 9:00 on Saturday.

AFS Display Overview

The convoy will form up outside the arena in the following order:

  • Motorbikes
  • Convoy Goddesses
  • Petrol Carrier
  • Hose Layer
  • Relay 4 Goddess (If present)
  • Relay 3 Goddess
  • Relay 2 Goddess
  • Delivery Goddess
  • Base Goddess

The convoy will enter the arena and make two full circuits.

The Convoy vehicles will peel off under  the pipe bridge, and park behind the dams. Note that crew members who do not have the relevant insurance must stay with the vehicles.

The hose layer will start at the dams, and will start laying hose. 8 lengths of 6-inch hose will be slaked and clamped ready for laying at speed (15-20 mph) as the layer makes an oval round the arena, heading back to the pipe bridge.

The base relay goddess and the delivery goddess will drop off the end of the convoy at the dams, and reverse back to set suction into the dam. Attention to be paid to position the goddesses to allow maximum view of the pumping by the public.

The 2 or 3 relay goddesses will follow the hose layer. The motorbike will indicate where a goddess should stop and break into the hose, and then catch up to indicate to the next goddess. Note that goddesses MUST drive slowly to not get too far ahead of the motorcycle. Once the hose is laid, the hose layer will go under the pipe bridge and park with the convoy vehicles.

The intermediate relay goddesses will connect into the relay hose using a nurse valve and a 45-degree bend.

The final relay goddess will connect to the nurse valve, and run out 4 delivery hoses which connect to the collecting head (either on the base of the pipe-bridge riser, or on a single length of 6-inch.

The delivery goddess will run out 4 delivery hoses, each to a ground monitor pointing towards the tower.

The OIC will despatch the motorcycle who will start at the final relay goddess and check that they are ready. This means all connections made, pump engaged and engine running at tickover. The motorbike will wait by any vehicle that is not ready before proceeding. On establishing that all vehicles are ready, the OIC, who will be near the base pump when the rider arrives, will then give the water on signal to the base pump operator, who will prime his pump, and run at low revs as the water fills the lines. As soon as water has passed the final pump, he will raise the pressure (and hence the flow rate). Maximum flow will be reached when all pumps are running at 3000 rpm.

As soon as water is circulating the relay, the delivery goddess can prime, and following ‘water on’ from the OIC, can deliver water to the fireground.

When ‘water off’ is given, it is given to the base pump. As each goddess stops receiving water, the inlet hose will collapse, and the engine knocked back to tickover. On the ‘Make Up’ signal, the hoses are disconnected and rolled, ready for collection by the RL. As the RL continues, the goddess will follow behind, till eventually all the goddesses are behind. As the convoy passes the non-operational vehicles, they tack on behind. Following a lap (or two) of the arena, the entire convoy leaves.



Each relay goddess should park with the joint in the hose directly in line with the outlet, and ideally with the wheels within 6” of the hose

It is not possible to prime the base pump in advance, as there is no valve on the 6-inch delivery. It will pump a substantial amount of water even on tickover.

As soon as a goddess is parked, the driver should engage the pump PTO, put the 2WD/4WD gear into neutral, and select 4th gear. The engine should be started.

The base pump controls the flow rate round the relay. All other pumps should adjust their revs until the inlet hose is still packed, but no water comes out of the nurse valve.

Assembling the victualic ring onto pipe or hose ends is much easier if they are lubricated with soapy water. Each goddess should carry a bucket with 2cm of water in the bottom, with a good squirt of washing-up liquid in it.

As soon as the pumping gets underway, a crew member with a suction spanner or crowbar will position himself adjacent to every joint, so that when the ‘knock off and make up’ signal is given, every joint will be split immediately and the ends moved apart, ensuring no kinks in the hose. Crew will start from the Goddesses rolling the hose towards the middle of the run, so that 2 hoses, and one clamp and rubber, are ready for the RL to collect.

Practice for this session will be Friday afternoon with a ‘dress rehearsal’ early evening on Friday.

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Danger UXB

Just started watching the DVDs of the 1970s TV series, “Danger UXB”, and saw a fire engine. Got very excited when I saw what it was, and even more so when I saw the registration. You can see Episode 2 here (it’s about 11 minutes in).

Here are a few stills…

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K4 misfire – carburetor overhaul

The K4 TL has suffered from a misfire – which was rather more pronounced at the end ofIMG_20150419_160359 last season in that it seemed to struggle to extend the ladder. We checked the ignition – there is a great spark exceeding 1/4″ from the electronic ignition. The vacuum advance unit looked suspect, so we removed that and cleaned it up. It isn’t very effective, but the engine seems to run fine as long as the timing is somewhere in the vicinity of just before TDC. As the engine misfires most as you open the throttle quickly.

So it was time to look at the carburetor. Perhaps one of the jets was blocked, or just some crud in the float bowl, or a sticking float needle.

So today I stripped it down, cleaned everything, and put it all back together. No significant difference. So I tried a road test, and it reached 40mph between Lowdham roundabout and the de-restriction sign – about 1/4 mile, which does not seem to bad at all, especially given a top speed of around 45mph. So all we can do is try it out for real, unless anyone has any other bright ideas how to improve things.

IMG_20150419_184534Finally, the throttle combination linkage, which combines the foot pedal with the ladder extend control, is rather worn. So do I bore out the links and manufacture a special oversize cotter pin, or do I fill the holes with silver solder, and re-bore then to the correct size?

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Site restored after hack

Unfortunately, this site was hacked, which explains why it has been down for a few days. This is now a completely clean installation of WordPress, and I hope it will be fine now. If you see anything that looks dodgy – strange URLs, or corrupted graphics, please let me know ASAP. Thank you for your understanding.

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Training session on Fordson Escape and Turntable Ladder

A group of 9 of us met to train on the Wheeled Escape and the Turntable Ladder.

IMG_20150314_144330 (Copy)We wanted to get to be as competent and safe with the Escape as we are with the TL, and to practice rescue techniques using a Neil Robertson stretcher. A video of what we achieved can be seen here, on Facebook.

With the Escape, we learned the key skills from the drill book and Manual of Firemanship. For example, the No. 4 man must always remain in contact with the levers at all times when the escape is off the vehicle. What it doesn’t tell you is that you have to extend the escape at least three rounds, or the pawls catch on the rollers that support the ladder.

The scenario that we may wish to portray is that there is an injured casualty in a 3rd floor room that is now inaccessible because of fire. The escape goes in first, and a fireman goes into the room with the casualty, and confirms that the casualty will need lowering in a Neil Robertson stretcher.

IMG_20150314_145232 (Copy)The TL is put into place so that the ladder can be trained so that the lowering line can be reached by the fireman aloft, and then trained back so that there is clear space for the casualty to be lowered into.

The ladder was extended to 50 feet, with a lowering line already fed through the pulley block at the ladder head, with a caribina (actually the safely catch from the TL belt), and the guide line below. The Neil Robertson stretcher was also clipped on. The stretcher was hauled up to 40 feet, and guided with the guide line, [and then lowered so our chap on the ’40-foot tall’ IBC container could reach it :) ]

The man aloft then deftly swapped the empty stretcher for one with our ‘dead Fred’ already strapped in, and attached the lines to it.

IMG_20150314_145345 (Copy)The man on the ground  then took the weight of the casualty, as the man aloft carefully guided the casualty out of the imaginary window, and used the stretcher guide line to ease the stretcher out into free space. He was then hauled up to 40 feet, and then lowered to the ground.

At this point, the real live ‘bloody’ casualty in our display would be brought out from a suitable hiding place in our 3rd Neil Robertson stretcher, and switched for the ‘dead Fred’. and carried out on a wartime Civil Defence stretcher into the public view to have First Aid administered by an ARP warden.

IMG_20150314_171106 (Copy)Later on, we took the opportunity to lower the ladder on the carriage, and do some maintenance. All told, a very successful day.



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The Pump Escape in service in the 1950s

Following on from the photo from Bruce Hoad showing GGN802 at Uckfield Fire Station in East Sussex, we were delighted to hear from Guy Bowes  who is an archivist for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, and sent us these photos from the same day in the 1950s.

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Possible events for 2015

2015 looks like being a rather special year. We have the 75th anniversaries of Operation Dynamo, the Dunkirk evacuation in May, followed by 75th anniversaries of the Battle of Britain in the Summer, and the Blitz in the Autumn. Of course, the London Blitz ran from 7th September to 29th December (and continuing in fits and starts until 21st May the following year), punctuated by Coventry on 14th November, followed a few days later by 10 days of raids on Birmingham, and Sheffield 12th/15th December.

We also have the 70th anniversary of the V2 rockets, which landed on London and further afield between September 1944 and February 1945. But the main action was the liberation of Europe, with the bombing of Dresden on 14th February, the deaths of Hitler and Mussolini in April, and the long-awaited victory in Europe on 8th May. There were the nuclear bombs in Japan on 6th and 9th August followed by the Japanese surrender on 14th August, finally bringing the fighting of the war to a close.

Sadly, far from the war winding down, there was much pain and suffering right up to the very end.

So what of events?

The regular Chesterfield event in February or March has been cancelled for next year.

Always a nice start to the season is the Historical Bazaar at Rufford over the 25th/26th April.

Saturday 2nd May, we would like to take a vehicle to Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester for their Emergency Vehicles Day. On Monday 4th May, we have a small display at Lowdham Village Hall.

The Earl’s Barton Fire Show is a possibility, on 30th/31st May.

The Great Central Railway have their 1940s weekend on 5th-7th June, which will obviously have a ‘Victory’ feel, although it could have a ‘Battle of Britain’ theme. Either way, there will be a group of NFS firemen there doing some training exercises, possibly in conjunction with the local Police and ARP.

The Emergency Services Heritage Show at Newark Showground on 4th/5th July will be a great opportunity for a big green AFS display using Green Goddesses, RL Trucks, Land Rovers, Motorbikes, and lots of 6″ hose and tons of water. Should be a wartime display opportunity as well.

Kelham Island have just confirmed the date for their 40s event in July, but we have to miss it this year, as it clashes with Woodhall Spa.

Hot on the heels of this show is our big one of the year, at Woodhall Spa on 17th-19th July. There will obviously be a Victory feel, but it will also be the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain. So there will be a major air raid, obviously targeting the Officer’s Mess, but a few bombs go astray on the Golf Hotel.

Then a small display, probably static, at the Newark Air Museum VE day celebrations on 24th-25th July.

There is a possibility of a visit by the NFS to Peak Rail on 1st-2nd August.

On Sunday 23rd August, there is a 1940s day at Brayford Wharf, Lincoln. So we may

Following a lull, the Blitz returns to Rufford on 26th/27th September, with the last main 1940s event of the season at Papplewick Pumping Station usually around 10th/11th October.

We could make a first visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Wartime Weekend, on 16th-18th October.

We understand that Nottingham Central Fire Station is due to close possibly later this year, or more likely in 2016 – it would be nice to do something to commemorate its passing if possible.

Likewise, it would be good to mark the Coventry (Sat 14th Nov), Sheffield (Sat 12th Dec) and London (Tues 29th Dec) Blitz anniversaries.

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