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Fire Fighters Collection

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: American firefighters in London WWII

American firefighters in London WWII
American soldiers on duty with the London Fire Brigade practice British Fire Fighting techniques including climbing up steel turn table ladder

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Bristol

Bristol
Members of the Bristol contingent. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: The Plymouth

The Plymouth contingent at the newly built fire station. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Portsmouth (exact location unknown)

Portsmouth (exact location unknown). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade

Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade Date: circa 1940s

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Worton, Wiltshire - WWII - Civilian Fire Fighters

Worton, Wiltshire - WWII - Civilian Fire Fighters and their trailer fire engine! Date: circa 1941

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Canadians in Southampton

Canadians in Southampton
The Southampton contingent of the CCCF who were billeted near the docks at the Apollo Hotel. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: A CCF crew

A CCF crew
Crewing a British fire appliance somewhere outside Portsmouth. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Connecting up a hosepipe during the Blitz

Connecting up a hosepipe during the Blitz
Fireman, A.R.P men and volunteers move to quickly attach a hose to the nearest pavement hydrant close to a fire caused by the German bombing campaign over the Capital throughout 1940

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Military Firemen - Turkish

Military Firemen - Turkish
Turkish Military Firemen in their uniforms

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Plymouth

Plymouth
A typical scene in the Blitzed city of Plymouth. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Training from a tower

Training from a tower
One of the slightly more hazardous aspects of training was from the tower. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Inspecting a new turntable ladder

Inspecting a new turntable ladder (this is a Merryweather). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: The Golden Hind public house

The Golden Hind public house
A pub that was popular with the Plymouth contingent of the CCFF, the Golden Hind is still serving the community today. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran

Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran
A group of Iranian firefighters practising the swift deployment of the hose from their engine at the Abadan oilfield, Iran

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: A further selection of personal photographs

A further selection of personal photographs
Members of the CCFF were able to take photographs as there appeared to be no issue regarding supply of film. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: CCFF leisure area / mess hut, Portsmouth

CCFF leisure area / mess hut, Portsmouth
The CCFF leisure area / mess hut Portsmouth. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Fire Chief Huff

Fire Chief Huff who was Senior Officer for the CCFF gives a pep talk to some of the Corps members. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Firefighting drill open day

Firefighting drill open day - known as a Field Day (Open Day) - location unknown. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Hose Laying Drill

Hose Laying Drill. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF) were stationed in England between 1942 and 1945

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: NFS firewoman

NFS firewoman
May (Mary) Belbin was a firewoman at Testwood where the Canadians trained. She served refreshments when the service had field days

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Aircraft crash

Aircraft crash
CCFF members attending the scene of an aircraft crash somewhere on the south coast. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Christmas Hospital visit

Christmas Hospital visit
Several Corps members visit a local childrens hospital at Christmas. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Aftermath of a Blitz Raid

Aftermath of a Blitz Raid
All thats left of a home after an air raid on Bristol, the house was completely demolished, just a few items of furniture were visible

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: New appliances

New appliances
Showing new appliances issued to the CCFF in Plymouth. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Fire service camp

Fire service camp
A depot/training area somewhere in the south of England, but exact location unknown. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Fire Appliance

Fire Appliance
A new fire appliance with turntable ladder and pump comes into service. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Training with hoses

Training with hoses
Despite their full workload new techniques of fire- fighting were being learnt on the time. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Plymouth blitzed

Plymouth blitzed
One of the blitz raids on Plymouth, When we arrived we saw the people streaming up the hill to the caves outside the city

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Mixed Armed Services gathering

Mixed Armed Services gathering
A mixed Armed Service gathering to welcome the CCCF, believed either Portsmouth of Winchester. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: The welcome party

The welcome party
Dignitaries were always on hand to play their part. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Herbert Morrison

Herbert Morrison (centre) with Fire Chief Huff (left of picture) welcome the Canadians outside Canada House in London mid 1942

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Hartley, Plymouth

Hartley, Plymouth
HQ of the Plymouth Contingent at Hartley. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: (insert)

(insert). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF) were stationed in England between 1942 and 1945. Date: circa 1942

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Portsmouth

Portsmouth street scene, exact location unknown, used for training classes and for recording the activities of the CCFF under fire

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: The new fire station in Plymouth for the Canadians

The new fire station in Plymouth for the Canadians, built by the men themselves with help from special construction gangs

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Ladder Drill

Ladder Drill. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF) were stationed in England between 1942 and 1945. Date: circa 1942

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Devon, England - a country scene

Devon, England - a country scene. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF) were stationed in England between 1942 and 1945

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Plymouth (exact location unknown)

Plymouth (exact location unknown). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Personal snaps (poly-photos)

Personal snaps (poly-photos)
Personal photographs taken in England 5 snaps showing unexploded bomb, bus with gas supply for fuel and firemen at play. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Horseplay

Horseplay
This is some sort of ritual amongst the fire-fighters. Photo caption reads horseplay.. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Leisure time

Leisure time
Firefighters off duty in the messing hall.. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Government office building

Government office building
Ottawa, Canada - showing a government building in which various meetings took place about sending volunteer firemen to England

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Firefighters Messing Room

Firefighters Messing Room
One of the messing rooms for the fire-fighters, believe this to be in Plymouth. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Training

Training
Ladder drill and fire-fighting training on a mocked up building. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Training from a tower

Training from a tower
One of the slightly more hazardous aspects of training was from the tower. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Personal photos

Personal photos
9 polyphotos taken by a Corps member before leaving Canada, two firemen at sites around Ottawa. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Pump Drill

Pump Drill
Wider shot of Training at Testwood, Southampton, this is for pump drill. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)



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