Weekend Update: The Start of the Euros 2020

Weekend Update: The Start of the Euros 2020

This weekend's work started off with the unexpected delivery of pictures, magazines, national service pin and patches from the Gosnall family after Albert's recent passing. The museum were very grateful to receive the items which were forwarded on and they have been...

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Amazon Smile: An Alternative Method to Support the Museum

Amazon Smile: An Alternative Method to Support the Museum

Did you know you can support the Museum of RAF Firefighting from the comfort of your own home, simply by making purchases on Amazon Smile? The museum recieves a 0.5% donation from Amazon for every purchase made on the site at no extra cost to the buyer! All you need...

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Can you Help

Can You Help Or Do You Know Someone That Can????????   Once again the Museum is faced with the massive task of moving its collection and we are in desperate need of some help! We are looking for companies or private owners with low-loaders, beaver tails and...

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Oh No Not Again!!

Oh No Not Again!!

I’m afraid that due to circumstances beyond our control, our plans to set up a new Museum on the outskirts of Alford have fallen through and as such, the Museum, is once again, searching for a new home. Clearly this is very disappointing for everyone but it is what it...

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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our beloved volunteers. Former Heathrow Airport Fire and Rescue Station Officer David Thomas passed away suddenly on the 5th January 2021. Dave was a colourful character who brought a wealth of experience...

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Museum Shop now open !!!

Museum Shop now open !!!

The museum on line shop is now up and running. At the moment we only have limited stock available on line. Keep checking as more tems get listed.

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Origin Packaging Ltd

Origin Packaging Ltd

We would like to say a special thank you to the new tenant of Billet Lane, Scunthorpe, Origin Packaging. Clearly as the new tenant, Origin had no obligation to assist us in our plight, but thank goodness it was quite the opposite! CEO Tim Pocock was immediately...

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L & KR Thorpe

L & KR Thorpe

Now that the dust has started to settle after the last few weeks of frantic activity following our move from Scunthorpe to Alford, I would like to say a special thanks to L & K R Thorpe Transport. This family owned, independent haulage company which has been in...

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Serving Personnel  Answers Call

Serving Personnel 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.

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

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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Restoration Continues

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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