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Wigan Fire Service   Views: 550
Wigan Fire Brigade   Comments: 3
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29452  
Wigan Fire Brigade

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  Wigan Fire Brigade W.W. 2  

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Comments by Albert., 18th June 2017  
There was a time, probably pre the second world war, when the police, and fire brigade were a combined service. The officer, third from the right, appears to be a police officer.

Comments by Bob mather, 19th June 2017  
Roy did you get the photo from e bqy

Comments by Mick, 19th June 2017  
The majority of these men are actually members of the Auxiliary Fire Service, rather than regular members of the Wigan Borough brigade. They were recruited to assist local fire brigades, during WWII. The 'AFS' badge can be seen on the left hand side of their tunics.
The webbing shoulder straps no doubt belong to their gas mask holders.

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