Cardiff National Fire Service officials with Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, 1942 Item Reference : cny04027
Group photograph of Cardiff National Fire Service officials, with Herbert Morrison, the then Home Secretary, who visited the Cardiff NFS in 1942. Herbert Morisson is pictured front left. Geoffrey Pritchard's father, Ronald, was a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service, formed at the outbreak of the Second World War, to assist the regular fire brigades. He went on to become Column Officer for the National Fire Service, formed in August 1941 when the regular brigades and the AFS were merged. Following the end of the war, the NFS was again split and reorganised on a regional basis.
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