Serving Personal Answers call

We are always so grateful and slightly humbled when we receive help from serving military personnel. Given that the majority of museum volunteers are ex-service, it is always a pleasure to reconnect with today's Armed Forces Servicemen and Women. 3 RAF Personnel...

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J &A Contracting

George and his Friend Jim answered our call for assistance when their company J & A Contracting provided a low-loader free of charge. The team loaded a Royal Navy TACR 1 and the Austin K6 Gas Truck for the move. The winch fitted to the trailer enabled the TACR to...

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Harvey Brothers.

Word of mouth certainly worked last week when Tim answered the call for help from fellow lorry drivers to help with the move. Tim, working for Harvey Brothers, safely transported our rare Bedford OY water bowser to Alford. This was a real challenge as the vehicle is a...

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Walker Plant.

We are very grateful to Nick from Walker Plant who did a brilliant job for us last week. Given that we have not got room under cover at Alford for all our vehicles, we've had to find alternative storage for some of our more vulnerable vehicles namely our Green...

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M-tec Engineering

Jim Moon from M-Tec Engineering kindly offered the use of his plant lorry to help move vehicles. Jim tried to reach the museum on the same day a nasty traffic accident occurred on the A1. This resulted in him being stuck in traffic for nearly six hours which, as his...

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Forces News

Museum finds new home. Forces net news article. Follow the link above to see more.   https://www.forces.net/news/raf-firefighting-museum-finds-new-home?fbclid=IwAR0VoaExrrDj24jo6BiDBZ-vkWo-ZpQs-nOEEJ-68w1_7N_qaRXCeDRHjAw

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Thank You – We Couldn’t Do It Without You

As with any crisis, it’s amazing just how many people rally around and come to your rescue! Given our current situation, we have 52 vehicles and 100 tons of memorabilia to move not to mention display cabinets, workshop equipment and office furniture. The Museum does...

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New Home Found

Following several interviews broadcast on BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio Lincolnshire the Museum received a generous offer from Richard Walsh of Thurlby Motors to use their empty car showroom located in the village of Thurlby, just outside Alford, Lincolnshire as...

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Restoration Continues

A masive thanks to our friends at Scunthorpe Powder Coating who recently completed the shot blasting and Powder Coating of 5 X 25lb Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers. Another local company has reproduced the transfers to complete the restoration of what were very tied...

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ITV Calendar report

As part of the ongoing plight to find the museum a new home there has been local media report by ITV Calendar. Follow the link below to see more. https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2020-10-04/search-for-new-home-for-scunthorpe-rare-fire-engine-collection

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Museum Announcement 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that North Lincolnshire Council has found a new tenant to occupy our current home in Scunthorpe and as such we must prepare to pack up and search for a new home within Lincolnshire once again. Why Lincolnshire?...

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College restoration

Students from North Lindsey college assis in the renovation of a WW2 Scammell Wheelbarrow pump as part of there Motor Vehicle Studies. For the full story visit www.northlindsey.ac.uk/college-steps-back-in-time-to-learn-about-the-history-of-raf-firefighting  

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Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile Support the Museum while you shop. Shop on AmazonSmile at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1172939-0, and Amazon donates to Museum Of Raf Fire Fighting, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is now also available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile...

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Museum Statement 2020

Museum Statement 2020. I have decided to release this official statement due to the fact that several factually incorrect and potentially upsetting posts have recently appeared on several Facebook sites and these have had a detrimental effect on the good work that the...

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ACRT YouTube Video

https://youtu.be/L5nXdtlRthQ Our very own Andrew Thorpe from the Museum of RAF Fire Museum created this video showcasing the RAF ACRT (Airfield Crash Rescue Truck). Please subscribe to our Museum of RAF FireFighting Official YouTube Channel

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Xtreme Garage YouTube Video

https://youtu.be/s1MTXHza60I Lawrence Garbett, visited the Museum of RAF Fire Museum last Saturday (29th February 2020) and created this video (1st of Several) showcasing the Collection of Vehicles. Please subscribe to his YouTube Xtreme Garage or ours Museum of RAF...

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47

47

We took a few pictures today, 47 in total, unfortunately one Mk10e was being shy and decided to face the wall and an Ibex is away. https://firemuseum.uk/fleet/

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Mk6 sees daylight and has a run

Mk6 sees daylight and has a run

Although lots of packing was achieved on Saturday, some of the team had Vehicles to check over, ready for another move, but also show worthy vehicles get that TLC and tests when possible.

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Press release April 2018

Press release April 2018

Museum of RAF fire Fighting We are very sad to announce that the Museum of RAF Fire Fighting is unable to proceed with its planned official opening, which was due to take place on the 4th May 2018 at their newly acquired home at North Warren Road Gainsborough. Due to...

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Museum Update Saturday 7th April

Museum Update Saturday 7th April

Today saw a brilliant turnout, 18 volunteers turned their attention to various projects which included:- 20 bags of rubbish taken to the local tip. Work carried out on K4 brakes and fuel system. New security lights put up over entrance door. New lights and switches...

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Helmet puzzle

Helmet puzzle

A great deal of work was carried out today. Shelving put up and then the team had to work out from all the unpacked boxes which helmets went against which labels.

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RAF Fire Floats (boats)

RAF Fire Floats (boats)

Read about the RAF Fire Service's use of Fire Floats to support the RAF Flying Boats, which has been added to our RAF Firefighting history timeline,. https://firemuseum.uk/cool_timeline/1930-50s/

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Defence Discount Service

Defence Discount Service

Are you serving in the Military, previously served or a family member, you could qualify for a Defence Discount Card which entitles you to discount online and in stores across the UK. Defence Discount Service provides discounts both online and on the high street for...

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New Location – In the Press 2017

New Location – In the Press 2017

Nov - Museum moves to Gainsborough, exit Scampton - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-42123472  Aug - New home lined up https://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/08/new-lincolnshire-home-planned-for-museum-of-raf-firefighting/ Aug - New...

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Air Commodore Jayne Millington

Air Commodore Jayne Millington

Everyone at the Museum of RAF Firefighting was deeply saddened to learn that Air Commodore Jayne Millington has passed away at the age of 55 after loosing her courageous battle against cancer. Air Commodore Millington visited the museum on the 28th November 2014 and...

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IBEX Visit

IBEX Visit

On Saturday 8th July, John Foers and his son David together with their families, visited the vehicle collection to admire our two ex-RN IBEX vehicles from Gibraltar. They came in an IBEX pick up truck!  They were very pleased with the condition of the vehicles...

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