Photo: Illustrative image for the 'AFS UNITS DURING THE WAR' page

Sussex Express Article - November 2008

By OurNewhaven

This month’s picture shows some of the personnel of the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS).  These were units of fire fighters auxiliary to the main Fire Service.  The AFS were available for use in war damage emergencies in Newhaven and the surrounding district during WW2.  In August 1941 the AFS was integrated into the UK Fire Service and was renamed the National Fire Service and thereafter the badges and buttons bore the letters NFS. The unit was able to requisition civilian vehicles for adaption to their own requirements, as can be seen in this photo.

If you have any memories or photographs of the AFS or other local emergency services during the war, we would love to hear from you. 

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 27/01/2011.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.