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Offline Claudia Oliver

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London Auxiliary Fire Service Shooters Hill and Environs
« on: Friday 04 January 19 23:17 GMT (UK) »
I have recently acquired the personal memoirs of my grandfather's time in the AFS during WWII. He lived at Shooters Hill and covered that area broadly, during his time as a volunteer.

It includes over 100 pages of typed text and numerous photographs of training exercises, vehicles, unit photographs and some of the people he worked with. If you have a relative who may have worked in that area at that time for the AFS I may have a mention of them or even a photo. My grandfather was Leslie Vosper.

I am considering transcribing his memoirs and doing something more with them but I haven't decided on the best way forward with this yet as I am not sure how much call there is for this kind of information.

Claudia
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Re: London Auxiliary Fire Service Shooters Hill and Environs
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 January 19 12:53 GMT (UK) »
https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/history-and-stories/firefighters-of-the-second-world-war/

would likely be v interested

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Re: London Auxiliary Fire Service Shooters Hill and Environs
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 January 19 17:30 GMT (UK) »
Excellent idea. I will drop them a line. Thank you!
Harvey, Falcieri, Farrance, Coward, Prickett, also B Disraeli and Lord Byron, Buck, Whitaker, Vosper, Trounce, Daveney, Hosking