Bomb damage at The Standard Boot Company premises, Cardiff, 3 June 1944 Item Reference : cny04042
The Standard Boot Company premises, St. John Street, Cardiff, was bombed early in June, 1944. Ronald Pritchard was among those fire fighters in attendance. 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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