"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

October 17, 2013

ST. KATHARINE'S DOCK


Photo: East London Advertiser
Fire boats in action at St. Katharine's Dock, near Tower Bridge, on Sept. 7, 1940, at the start of the Blitz.

October 02, 2013

WOMEN'S BRIGADE


Photo: Topical Press Agency 
Women's Fire Brigade at hose and ladder drill during First World War in March 1916.

DUCK FIRE

Photo: BBC website
On Sept. 29, 2013, fire erupted on the London Duck Tours craft Cleopatra on the Thames in London. Thirty people were rescued.

PENSION STRIKE


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On Sept. 25, 2013, firefighters in England and Wales staged a four-hour strike over pensions. It was  the first nationwide industrial action in the U.K. fire service in a decade. Additional firefighter walkouts continued into December.