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The Auxillary Fire Servce was begun in 1939, from volunteers, to assist the regular Fire Service. It became the National Fire Service in August 1941, merging with the regular Fire Brigades. Many of the volunteers were women.
Back row, left to right: Fm W Shaw, Fm J Webster, Fm H Potter, Fm Wal Taylor, Fm J Benyon, Fm E Webster, Fm A Gould, Fm J T Marsh, Fm H Slater, Fm E Stinson, Fm J Smith, Fm V Moore, Fm A Thompson, Fm J Hodginkinson, Fm N Harrison.
Second row, left to right: Fm A Moore, Fm A Lees, Fm J D O Marsden, L/Fm K Hanson, L/Fm F Millward, Fw O D Godfrey, L/Fm A Bunting, L/Fm W Thompson, L/Fm F Pickering, Fm A Elsmore, Fm J Spence, Fm H Flint.
Front row, left to right: Fw E Bunting, Fw L Thompson, S/L K Harrsion, S/L J F Slater, Coy Officer M W Gallimore, S/L J C Gallimore, S/L E Porter. Fw A I Causer, Fw K Higton.