Stockbridge Fire Station

New Recruits to Edinburgh Auxiliary Fire Service

1939

Stockbridge Fire Station  -  New Recruits to Edinburgh Auxiliary Fire Service, 1939

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England:    4 Apr 2010

 

Stockbridge Fire Station

New Recruits

Ian Scott, who sent me this photo, wrote:

1939

"This photo was taken in 1939 at Stockbridge Fire Station.

It shows the  new recruits to Edinburgh's Auxiliary Fire Service with their Edinburgh Fire Brigade, instructor James Trotter, who lived in Stockbridge FS."

Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England:    4 Apr 2010

Ian added:

Auxiliary Fire Service

"The AFS was started in 1937 under the Civil Defence Act, but was managed by its own system, so it had its own Chief Fire Officer which I believe didn't go down well with Edinburgh's own Firemaster.

The AFS became part of the National Fire Service in 1941, and Edinburgh Fire Brigade's name was removed from the appliances."

James Trotter was a Sokeree man.  He is the one in the middle of this group, with the WW1 medal ribbons.  He joined the Brigade in 1914 and retired about 1947-8."

Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England:    9 Apr 2010

 

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