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LFB firefighters and winter snows
The early winters of WW2 were snowy with numerous falls of 1-2 feet and occasional falls (such as 1940-41) in which snow depths of up to 16 feet (drifts) were recorded. The South was quite badly affected, although more particularly the South-West and Wales. 1939-40 saw the supposed 'blizzard of the decade' in Scotland and England when in late January snow fell widely. The wartime firemen were kept busy keeping their station yards free of snow.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
RAF Binbrooke cut off during the winter of 1947
An aerial view of the airfield and aerodrome buildings at Binbrooke, Lincolnshire, as men came out from their huts to pick up the supplies which had been dropped by two Dakotas of Transport Command. For several days during one of the harshest winters in Britain's history, Binbrooke was cut off from the outside world, and this was the only way to ensure the arrival of rations. The two Dakotas made the flight over Binbrooke dropping sufficient rations for 1200 RAF personnel, including a contingent of WAAFS. In all, ten panniers were dropped weighing 180lbs each and for the most part containing meat and bread. Coloured parachutes were used in order to ensure they would be seen against the background of the snow.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans