Monthly Archives: January 2018

Commemorating the Auxiliary Fire Service – 50 years on

The AFS was formed in 1949 and served until disbanded, along with the rest of the Civil Defence movement, on 1st April 1968. The NFS and AFS Vehicles Group are planning to commemorate this with two significant events this summer. … Continue reading

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Major Fire Display at Gaydon, 21-22 July 2018

How do we commemorate the end of the AFS, which was disbanded in 1968, 50 years ago? I have recently had a long conversation with Dean Bloxham, who is on the organising committee for the Gaydon show this summer. It … Continue reading

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