Category Archives: AFS

Events for post-war AFS vehilces

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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Operation Bridgett – building an AFS pipe bridge

Rob Leese, who organised the event writes: Operation Bridgett achieved its 2 objectives of passing water across a reproduction aluminium pipe bridge, and to serve as a trial run for the Derby show. There were one or two challenges (euphemism … Continue reading

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Upcoming events for the NFS Vehicles Group

June and early July will be a very busy time for the group, with a number of great events coming up. 9th / 10th June is the wartime event at Quorn Station on the Great Central Railway. (www.gcrailway.co.uk) They also do … Continue reading

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Operation Bridgett at Mercia Marina, Sunday 20th May

Our next outing is an AFS display to try out our new 6″ pipe bridge with water. The location will be Mercia Marina, Willington, just off the A38/A50 junction a few miles South of Derby. The objectives are: to demonstrate … Continue reading

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