We have been invited to a funeral next Thursday, to represent the National Fire Service, with the Turntable Ladder.
Alf joined the Police Fire Brigade in Nottingham City in the 1930s and served throughout World War 2. He was taken into the National Fire Service in 1941 and then became a member of the City Brigade in 1948. He rose to the rank of 3rd Officer (ACO).
Alf was 99 years old and would have reached 100 on 9.1.13
It will be an honour to take an appliance that Alf would have known well. Pity I never met him while he was alive.
More about him here.