Past Events

  • Training day, 24th February February 5, 2018 lowdhamstationWe plan to do a broad range of training, from basic hose and branch work for those who need it, through to pump drill, Turntable Ladder drill, and 6-inch hose laying from the RL truck, and pumping with the Green Goddess. Given that we are planning to do Green Goddess relay pumping in the summer to ...
  • Commemorating the Auxiliary Fire Service – 50 years on January 14, 2018 lowdhamstationThe 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. We will be at both Wicksteed At War, a big annual show run by the Military ...
  • Major Fire Display at Gaydon, 21-22 July 2018 January 11, 2018 lowdhamstationHow 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 is being run by the Fire Services Preservation Group (FSPG) to commemorate the Group’s 50th birthday, ...
  • Photos from Black Country Living Museum July 17, 2017 lowdhamstation” ngg_triggers_display=”never” is_ecommerce_enabled=”1″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   We are now all safely back home, and back into the 21st Century, after a superb weekend. For us, it was a first time, as we are normally at Woodhall Spa this weekend, but we decided to try something new, and are glad we did. BCLM is a fantastic venue for ...
  • Photos from the Severn Valley Railway July 6, 2017 lowdhamstationWe have been sent some magnificent photos from a professional photographer, Phil Lea, who was with us on the second weekend. In case you missed the previous post, we are very grateful to Mr Matthews for shooting this video.  Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmail
  • Air Raid at Severn Valley Railway July 5, 2017 lowdhamstationWe are back from a superb couple of weekends at the Severn Valley Railway, where we ran an air raid n each of the 4 days, each day getting slightly more spectacular than the last. We are very grateful to Mr Matthews for shooting this video.  Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmail
  • More photos from Lanc and Tank May 30, 2017 lowdhamstationI was very kindly sent some lovely photos by Keith Foster of www.Flywheelphotography.net, which he has given permission to use here. Thank you, Keith. Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmail
  • Lanc, Tank and Military Machines 2017 May 29, 2017 lowdhamstationWe have had a lovely weekend at the Lanc, Tank and Military Machines event at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum. On Saturday we did a firefighting display using foam (washing up liquid), and on Monday, we did a joint display with the resident firefighting team. On both days, we offered fire engine rides round the airfield, ...
  • Air raid at Quorn Station, 3rd, 4th June 1942 (2017) May 28, 2017 lowdhamstationThe display will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday in Quorn Yard in the space between the Goods Shed and Marquee. Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, LE12 8AG. A lone German bomber attacks a train parked in the siding at Quorn being unloaded. The train has a box van of explosives being unloaded by railway ...
  • Info for Organisers January 15, 2017 lowdhamstationIf you organise a 1940s event, you may like to have a look at our new page, at the bottom of the ‘About Us’ menu, or here: nfs-afs.org.uk/about/info-for-organisers/ I wouldn’t look at the casualty folder of photos just before a meal! Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmail

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1 Response to Past Events

  1. Dave Hill says:

    I’d like to get in touch with anyone who owns a Commer Superpoise A.F.S Bikini Raft Unit please?
    Can anybody help with this?

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