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Background imageVolunteer Collection: UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster

UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster
Notice posted by the Ulster Volunteer Force intending to quell speculation that its founding was a direct violent challenge to those of differing views within Ulster

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Gun Running by Ulster Volunteer Force

Gun Running by Ulster Volunteer Force
Rifles and ammunition are landed at Donaghadee, County Down, by the Ulster Volunteer Force and loaded onto a charabanc usually used in the summer for tourists to the area

Background imageVolunteer Collection: AFS despatch rider and messenger, WW2

AFS despatch rider and messenger, WW2
An AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) despatch rider and messenger on a motorbike at an LFS sub-station during the Second World War

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances
District Council of Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape, and a hose cart

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Women of Britain - World War Two poster

Women of Britain - World War Two poster
World War Two poster encouraging the women of Britain to answer the call and go and work in the munitions factories

Background imageVolunteer Collection: World War I recruitment poster

World War I recruitment poster
Poster produced by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee during World War I, depicting a typical British Tommy in uniform with bayonet fixed, calling across from France to England for more volunteers

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Royal Proclamation 1914

Royal Proclamation 1914
Proclamation by King George V calling for men for the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve, and for officers and men of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Background imageVolunteer Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)
A woman cyclist first aid scout of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), riding along in her distinctive uniform. The FANY was created in 1907 as a first aid link between front-line fighting units

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Recruitment Poster

Recruitment Poster
Recruitment poster from the First World War depicting an unclaimed soldiers kit and uniform, waiting to be filled by a volunteer

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Arming the Ulster Volunteer Force: Gun-running scenes at Lar

Arming the Ulster Volunteer Force: Gun-running scenes at Lar
The scene at Larne(20 miles from Belfast), where over 200 tons of guns and ammunitions were unloaded from the disguised steamer Mountjoy by the Ulster Volunteer Force

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Military / East India Co

Military / East India Co
NAPOLEONIC ERA East India Company Volunteer

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Ulsters Oath - The Bulldog will not submit to Home Rule

Ulsters Oath - The Bulldog will not submit to Home Rule
Remember Castledawson (a UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) stronghold in County Derry) written on a staunchly Unionist postcard entitled Ulsters Oath - " Under no cirsumstances shall we submit to

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). Italian military and politic

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). Italian military and politic
Giuseppe Garibaldi.1807-1882. Italian military and political. Garibaldis rest after the battle. 1860. On the right, watching the militar, Alexandre Dumas. Risorgimento Museum. Turin. Italy

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Hendon Fire Brigade (later part of Middlesex FB)

Hendon Fire Brigade (later part of Middlesex FB)
In 1855 a fire brigade was established in Hendon, renamed the Hendon Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1866, and a manual fire engine was kept in a building near the church

Background imageVolunteer 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 imageVolunteer Collection: Photograph of Volunteer PH, Barking, Essex

Photograph of Volunteer PH, Barking, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1935

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Nieuport 17s of the French N124 Escadrille Lafayette

Nieuport 17s of the French N124 Escadrille Lafayette
Four Nieuport 17s of the French N124 Escadrille Lafayette, formed of French commanded American volunteer pilots. The squadron was formed in April 1916

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Lady Londonderry, WW1

Lady Londonderry, WW1
Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry DBE (3 December 1878 23 April 1959), noted society hostess, and, during the First World War director of the Womens Legion

Background imageVolunteer 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 imageVolunteer 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 imageVolunteer Collection: LFB-AFS convoy and fire exercise

LFB-AFS convoy and fire exercise
Part of the Civil Defence Corps until it was disbanded in the late 1960s, the Auxiliary Fire Service consisted of volunteer firefighters who would attend a fire station for drill and training

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in London -- a personal photograph, taken by a colleague, of life in the AFS at a sub-station, showing firewomen on the Heavy Unit of Sub-station 67Z

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Advert for recruiting women for the WaF 1941

Advert for recruiting women for the WaF 1941
You ought to be driving in the WaF. Recruitment of women for The Womens Auxiliary Air Force. Conscription of women did not begin until 1941

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve, 1915

Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve, 1915
Members of the Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve at Karonga, in the north of the country. Karonga was the scene of much fighting in September 1914

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Strike / Volunteer Signals

Strike / Volunteer Signals
An undergraduate volunteer in a railway signal box during the General Strike

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Sketch of Volunteer PH, Baker Street, London

Sketch of Volunteer PH, Baker Street, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Sketch of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Nothing for the Volunteer

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Lt Browning, Major Kinloch and Dr Francis Brett Young

Lt Browning, Major Kinloch and Dr Francis Brett Young
Lieutenant Browning, Major Kinloch (Calcutta Volunteer Battery) and Dr Francis Brett Young in East Africa during WW1. circa 1916

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Italian unification (1859-1924). Castelfidardo battle. Papal

Italian unification (1859-1924). Castelfidardo battle. Papal troops were defeated. Engraving. L Illustration (1860). Colored

Background imageVolunteer Collection: H. M. S. PRESIDENT

H. M. S. PRESIDENT
H.M.S. President, training ship of the British Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, moored on the Victoria Embankment, River Thames, central London. Date: 1960s

Background imageVolunteer 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 imageVolunteer 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 imageVolunteer Collection: Advert for the recruitment of men for the RAF 1941

Advert for the recruitment of men for the RAF 1941
Fly with the RAF. Volunteer now! Heres the chance you ve been waiting for - to fly with the R.A.F be a pilot (age 18 - 30), Air Observer (18 - 32) or wireless operator/air gunner (18 - 32)

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Union volunteer refreshment saloon of Philadelphia

Union volunteer refreshment saloon of Philadelphia

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Britannia and Eve September 1942

Britannia and Eve September 1942
Second World War era front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine featuring a blonde nurse with immaculately coiffed hair and obligatory red lipstick. Theres glamour in wartime nursing you know!

Background imageVolunteer Collection: United Arts Volunteer Rifles, 1916

United Arts Volunteer Rifles, 1916
United Arts Volunteer Rifles constructing defences at Woldingham during World War I in 1916

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Local Defence Volunteer Force

Local Defence Volunteer Force
The uniform of the Local Defence Volunteer Force, established to defend Britain against the anticipated invasion by German parachutists

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Hyde Pk Military Review

Hyde Pk Military Review
Great review of 80, 000 Volunteers by Queen Victoria in Hyde Park

Background imageVolunteer Collection: LFB-AFS parade for an exercise

LFB-AFS parade for an exercise
Part of the Civil Defence Corps, until it was disbanded in the late 1960s, the Auxiliary Fire Service consisted of volunteer firefighters who would attend a fire station for drill and training

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 XE800

Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 XE800
Air Cadets - Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 XE800 (Tandem Tutor), of 622 Volunteer Gliding School, at RAF Old Sarum on 27 February 1971. Date: 1971

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 WT901

Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 WT901
Air Cadets - Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 WT901 (Tandem Tutor), of 622 Volunteer Gliding School, at RAF Old Sarum on 27 February 1971. Date: 1971

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 XA924

Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 XA924
Air Cadets - Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3 XA924 (Tandem Tutor), of 622 Volunteer Gliding School, at RAF Old Sarum on 27 February 1971. Date: 1971

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Comic Postcard - WW1 Home Front - Air Raid Alert - Take Cover - an eager volunteer

Comic Postcard - WW1 Home Front - Air Raid Alert - Take Cover - an eager volunteer
Comic Postcard - WW1 Home Front - Air Raid Alert - " Take Cover" - an eager volunteer warden shouts down an alert of any occupants of a Ladies Public Convenience! Date: circa 1917

Background imageVolunteer Collection: British Army Volunteer Regiment at Harrogate

British Army Volunteer Regiment at Harrogate

Background imageVolunteer Collection: USA Boston Latin School Volunteer Parade pre-1900

USA Boston Latin School Volunteer Parade pre-1900

Background imageVolunteer Collection: Athletes Volunteer Force, WW1

Athletes Volunteer Force, WW1

Background imageVolunteer Collection: The Volunteer pub, Poplar, London and a Tilling horse bus

The Volunteer pub, Poplar, London and a Tilling horse bus

Background imageVolunteer Collection: The Volunteer - Poplar London Victorian period

The Volunteer - Poplar London Victorian period



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