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Background imageUnits Collection: Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps

Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps
Souvenir of the Greatest War showing coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps. The design is laid out in the shape of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge

Background imageUnits Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imageUnits Collection: Elizabeth Ann kitchen units advertisement

Elizabeth Ann kitchen units advertisement
Advertisement for the Elizabeth Ann kitchen unit in stainless steel for the aristocrat of kitchen equipment for...a bright, easy kitchen. c.1955

Background imageUnits Collection: The British Second Army in Valkenswaard, Holland; Second Wor

The British Second Army in Valkenswaard, Holland; Second Wor
Photograph showing advance units of the British Second Army in the Dutch village of Valkenswaard, September 1944. This was the first settlement in Holland to be liberated

Background imageUnits Collection: English Rose kitchen advert, woman with desserts

English Rose kitchen advert, woman with desserts
Advertisement for English Rose Kitchen Equipment featuring a young housewife with a tea trolley and a selection of desserts, cakes and tea. Date: 1952

Background imageUnits Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageUnits Collection: Freikorps / Munich 1919

Freikorps / Munich 1919
Freikorp troops march through Munich. A propaganda photo claiming that the city had been liberated by these Bavarian right wing & antiparliamentary units

Background imageUnits Collection: Advert for English Rose kitchens 1952

Advert for English Rose kitchens 1952
Young housewife cooking in her new English Rose fitted kitchen. Comes with a cause of softglow worktop colours, scarlet red, steel blue and amulet green. Date: 1952

Background imageUnits Collection: LFCDA-LFB Heavy fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Heavy fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageUnits Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageUnits Collection: LFB major control unit in operation at a fire

LFB major control unit in operation at a fire
LFB firefighters in action, and a major Control Unit vehicle in attendance at a fire, 7 October 1955. The Control Unit had its own dedicated operational staff

Background imageUnits Collection: LCC-LFB Interior of Brigade Control Unit

LCC-LFB Interior of Brigade Control Unit
The inside of the control unit and the preparation of the fire ground map, showing the layout of the affected building. It is used for planning the disposition of crews and lines of attack on the fire

Background imageUnits Collection: LCC-LFB major control unit at Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB major control unit at Lambeth HQ
Major control unit, based at Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth, with dedicated operational control unit staff. The unit attended all major fires and incidents

Background imageUnits Collection: LCC-LFB emergency dam unit and trailer pump, WW2

LCC-LFB emergency dam unit and trailer pump, WW2
Emergency water supplies were vital to supplementing the available mains supply for fighting the vast swathe of fires that swept parts of London during the Blitz

Background imageUnits Collection: The dancers of Variety in 1929

The dancers of Variety in 1929. Hope Minor and Edward Root (Top left), Janet Martine an RKO headliner (top middle), Neva, an acrobatic dancer with Dave Apollon (top right)

Background imageUnits Collection: Black GIs at Rainbow Corner, London American Red Cross Club

Black GIs at Rainbow Corner, London American Red Cross Club
Black GIs in the Information Bureau at Rainbow Corner, the London American Red Cross Club. Thousands of messages are written on a large blackboard

Background imageUnits Collection: Fairchild EC-82A-15-FA Packet 44-23004

Fairchild EC-82A-15-FA Packet 44-23004
United States Air Force - Fairchild EC-82A-15-FA Packet 44-23004 (MSN 10048) converted to EC-82A with tracked all-terrain undercarriage units 1945-1951. Date: 1948

Background imageUnits Collection: Cover design, Do it yourself, January 1966

Cover design, Do it yourself, January 1966 - wall units you can make Date: 1966

Background imageUnits Collection: Interior design with a hint of Scandinavian influence and G

Interior design with a hint of Scandinavian influence and G plan style units. Date: circa 1965

Background imageUnits Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade limited edition

Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade limited edition
Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade. In 1986 the Queen Elizabeth 2 underwent a £90 million refit that marked the end of her life as a steamship as her turbine engines were replaced by a diesel

Background imageUnits Collection: Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, originally the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Date: 1939

Background imageUnits Collection: Heinkel He 111 H-20 WerkNummer 701152

Heinkel He 111 H-20 WerkNummer 701152
Heinkel He 111 H-20/R1 WerkNummer 701152, a troop-carrying version seen before restoration for display at the RAF Museum Hendon, London marked as NT+SL

Background imageUnits Collection: Turkish atrocities in Bulgaria - 25th Anniversary card

Turkish atrocities in Bulgaria - 25th Anniversary card
Turkish atrocities during the April Uprising in Bulgaria - 25th Anniversary card (published 1901). The inset pictures shows Todor Kableshkov (1851-1876)

Background imageUnits Collection: Polish Airborne Units Memorial, Polish Cemetery, Lommel

Polish Airborne Units Memorial, Polish Cemetery, Lommel
Operation Market Garden consisted of two distinct parts - airborne forces and land forces. The airborne forces were the Market part and the land forces the Garden

Background imageUnits Collection: The Memorials area St Aubin, Juno Beach, Normandy

The Memorials area St Aubin, Juno Beach, Normandy
The main infantry and armoured forces landed centrally on each of the five landing beaches. Between them landed Special Forces tasked with taking out German strongpoints

Background imageUnits Collection: German Bunker Asnelles Gold Beach Normandy

German Bunker Asnelles Gold Beach Normandy
This defensive bunker posed considerable problems to the units of 231 Brigade who landed here - the Dorsets, the Hampshires and supporting armour of the Essex Yeomanry & Sherwood Foresters

Background imageUnits Collection: LCC-MFB horse drawn escape cart and ladder

LCC-MFB horse drawn escape cart and ladder
A horse-drawn 50ft wheeled escape ladder. These could be very quickly slipped by the crew and extended up to a window. Their sole purpose was rescue, and these units

Background imageUnits Collection: Advert for Gamages kitchen cabinets 1929

Advert for Gamages kitchen cabinets 1929
A place for everything and everything in its place. Three stand alone units for the kitchen, made from wood, available with easy payment terms. 1929

Background imageUnits Collection: German tank WWII

German tank WWII
German armoured and mechanised units advance under cover of smoke bombs in France during World War II. Date: 1940

Background imageUnits Collection: McDonnell F-4D Phantom II 64-0972A

McDonnell F-4D Phantom II 64-0972A
United States Air Force - McDonnell F-4D-26-MC Phantom II 64-0972A (msn 1443), at RAF Alconbury in May 1967, with three others during delivery to USAFE units

Background imageUnits Collection: National Guard camping in the Luxembourg Gardens

National Guard camping in the Luxembourg Gardens
Units of the National Guard camping in the Luxembourg Gardens, during manoevres in preparation for forthcoming action against the Prussians or the Republicans. Date: 9-10 May 1870

Background imageUnits Collection: TELEVISION 1950

TELEVISION 1950
A state-of-the=art home entertainment centre - matching units contain record player, television and radio. The screen may be small, but just admire the finish ! Date: 1950

Background imageUnits Collection: LCC-LFB A diesel AEC-Merryweather Dennis pump

LCC-LFB A diesel AEC-Merryweather Dennis pump
Pictured at the Brigade Headquarters drill yard, Lambeth SE1, a dual purpose appliance which for some reason does not have any hosereels!

Background imageUnits Collection: Heavy fighting during the battle for Pinwe, Burma

Heavy fighting during the battle for Pinwe, Burma
Heavy fighting during the battle for Pinwe on November 30th 1944 by units of the British 36th Division. Here Royal Artillery fire 25-pounders on Japanese positions in Pinwe

Background imageUnits Collection: Fontaine-Henry Memorial to Canadian Liberators

Fontaine-Henry Memorial to Canadian Liberators
This Memorial, which is on Route 1 of the Canadian Memorial Routes and was unveiled in 1994, lists the following units - First Hussars; la Chaudiere; Regina Rifles; 13th RCA (Royal Canadian Artillery)

Background imageUnits Collection: 3210 Servicing Commando RAF Memorial ALG B3

3210 Servicing Commando RAF Memorial ALG B3
The RAF Commando Units were trained and organised in a similar way to the Army and Royal Marines Commandos. They accompanied forward Units into battle to maintain the air strips made by

Background imageUnits Collection: Sinking of the Scharnhorst by G. H. Davis

Sinking of the Scharnhorst by G. H. Davis
The sinking of the Scharnhorst: how the British fleet outmanoeuvred Germanys 26, 000-ton battleship. Showing some vital phases of an action in which units of the home fleet, led by HMS Duke of York

Background imageUnits Collection: London Fire Brigade Command unit at fire, Penge

London Fire Brigade Command unit at fire, Penge
Scene of fire at commercial premises, 23 Green Lane, Penge, SE London, showing a London Fire Brigade Command unit parked nearby

Background imageUnits Collection: LFDCA-LFB Brigade Command and Control Unit

LFDCA-LFB Brigade Command and Control Unit
An interior view of the Brigades major command and control unit in Battersea Park, London

Background imageUnits Collection: LFDCA-LFB Mercedes Command Support Unit

LFDCA-LFB Mercedes Command Support Unit
Pictured at Battersea Park, the CSU from the Southern Command headquarters at Croydon was staffed by two junior officers and attended incidents that required four pumps or more

Background imageUnits Collection: GLC-LFB Fire Investigation Unit

GLC-LFB Fire Investigation Unit
Fire investigation teams were introduced to enhance the fire investigation capability of the Brigade. These units were watch related and placed strategically across London

Background imageUnits Collection: GLC-LFB Chemical Incident Unit (CIU)

GLC-LFB Chemical Incident Unit (CIU)
The mid 1970s saw a number of innovative appliance designs come into play as the London Fire Brigade adapted to an ever changing and more Health and Safety conscious working environment

Background imageUnits Collection: GLC-LFB HQ Major Control Unit

GLC-LFB HQ Major Control Unit
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageUnits Collection: NFS (London Region) Fire Force 34 Control Unit, WW2

NFS (London Region) Fire Force 34 Control Unit, WW2
There were five Fire Force areas in the London Region of the NFS, Nos 34 to 38. Each Fire Force area had its own local headquarters and Control Unit with dedicated staff

Background imageUnits Collection: Formica kitchens advertisement

Formica kitchens advertisement
Advertisement for Formica kitchen surfaces and units featuring an illustrated cartoon-like housewife and her little girl amid a pristine and colourful kitchen. 1950s

Background imageUnits Collection: Advertisement for Paul kitchen units, 1960

Advertisement for Paul kitchen units, 1960
Advertisement for kitchen units by W. H. Paul featuring two women discussing the benefits while looking at the sink unit from the high quality Argyll range. Date: 1960

Background imageUnits Collection: Nevastane Kitchen

Nevastane Kitchen
A smart Nevastane kitchen from 1957 featuring an L-shaped unit, Majestic table and chairs and various cabinets. Also visible is a Colorama pan set, a coffee percolator, a Westclox clock

Background imageUnits Collection: British Cavalry and Artillery Units during the Crimean War

British Cavalry and Artillery Units during the Crimean War
Engraving showing officers of the 8th Hussars, 17th Lancers, Royal Horse Artillery, 5th Dragoon Guards, 4th Dragoon Guards, 1st Royal Dragoons and 11th Hussars in their dress uniforms



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