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Auxilliary Fire Service
« on: Tuesday 07 September 10 23:25 BST (UK) »
Hi All

I decided to search for records for my Grandad, but I don't know where to start, if there would be any records etc etc, I have his Badge, which just says AFS Salford.

He was with them in WW2, but I don't know how long he was in, when he started, or when he finished, also would he of been entitiled to any medals ???

Any info appreciated
Debbie
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Re: Auxilliary Fire Service
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 September 10 02:26 BST (UK) »
  also would he of been entitiled to any medals ???

Depending on length of service he may have been entitled to the Defence Medal, Debbie.

http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/defence.htm
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Re: Auxilliary Fire Service
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 September 10 10:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks Finbar, I now need to find some sort of record to find out how long he was in :)

There is an open day at Salford Fire Station on the 25th of this month, so will go to that, and see if they have any info

Debbie
Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust (Weaste Cemetery)

Melbourne (manchester)
Wall (derbyshire and Salford, Manchester)
Delaunay (Rouen, France and Blackley, Manchester)
Morris (Ireland, Bolton and Manchester)
Crompton (Bolton)
Hutchins (Yorkshire and Manchester)
Howcroft (Leigh and Irlam)
Darbyshire (Warrington and Irlam)
Daintith (Warrington and Culcheth)
Whittaker (Irlam and Manchester)
Holcroft (Croft and Irlam)
Dennsison (Ireland, Yorkshire and Manchester)
Edwards (Abergavenny and Salford)

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Re: Auxilliary Fire Service
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 September 10 11:19 BST (UK) »
Just spoken with my dad, who says as far as he knows, Grandad was in for the duration of WW2

Debbie
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Wall (derbyshire and Salford, Manchester)
Delaunay (Rouen, France and Blackley, Manchester)
Morris (Ireland, Bolton and Manchester)
Crompton (Bolton)
Hutchins (Yorkshire and Manchester)
Howcroft (Leigh and Irlam)
Darbyshire (Warrington and Irlam)
Daintith (Warrington and Culcheth)
Whittaker (Irlam and Manchester)
Holcroft (Croft and Irlam)
Dennsison (Ireland, Yorkshire and Manchester)
Edwards (Abergavenny and Salford)

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Re: Auxilliary Fire Service
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 October 10 23:25 BST (UK) »
I'm also looking for any records pertaining to my father Thomas Gleave who was in the AFS in Manchester and spent the days of the blitz fighting the fires around Piccadilly.  Any information of where I can start my search greatly appreciated.
McMullen, Gleave, Kelly, Scholes, Mather, Phillips, Lock

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Re: Auxilliary Fire Service
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 October 10 10:56 BST (UK) »
This link from the NA - http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Auxiliary_Fire_Service_and_National_Fire_Services%2C_World_War_Two - would suggest you contact local resources, such as the record office or local fire service.

This link gives some useful background to their work - http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/afs.html

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Re: Auxilliary Fire Service
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 October 10 12:11 BST (UK) »
Thanks for links
McMullen, Gleave, Kelly, Scholes, Mather, Phillips, Lock