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"Firewomen: Pioneers of Strength and Courage Throughout History" In a groundbreaking moment, Queen Elizabeth reviews a female LFB dispatch rider during World War II

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Queen Elizabeth reviews female LFB dispatch rider, WW2

Queen Elizabeth reviews female LFB dispatch rider, WW2
Visit to LFB by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth reviews a female dispatch rider at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Uniform for School Team. Southwark Training Centre

Uniform for School Team. Southwark Training Centre

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen

Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen
A Merryweather horsed steam pump and firewomen

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in London -- a personal photograph, taken by a colleague, of life in the AFS at a sub-station, showing firewomen on the Heavy Unit of Sub-station 67Z

Background imageFirewomen Collection: American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo)

American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo)
GIA4715205 American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: American fire brigade vehicle. 1919.); © Giancarlo Costa

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography

Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography
GIA4715380 Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography. by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Women Firefighters during World War 1

Women Firefighters during World War 1
3786761 Women Firefighters during World War 1; (add.info.: Women Firefighters during World War 1. Sleeping in bunks ready for call out. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 5, 1916)

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Women Firefighters during World War 1

Women Firefighters during World War 1
3786764 Women Firefighters during World War 1; (add.info.: Women Firefighters during World War 1. Drill scene at London Work House. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 5, 1916)

Background imageFirewomen Collection: False Alarm, 1905 (print)

False Alarm, 1905 (print)
3673879 False Alarm, 1905 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFirewomen Collection: The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)

The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673886 The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)

Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673860 Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)

Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673857 Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune)

Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month
8599107 Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper) by Kunichika

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print)

Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673839 Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print) by Firth, Pond & Co. (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Auxiliary firewoman

Auxiliary firewoman
Mrs Aird, on duty in the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) which was founded in 1938. Date: 1939

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3673882

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3673866

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3673844

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3673837

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3673836

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3673873

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3673864

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3673852

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3673835

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3673851

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3673848

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3673842

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3673855

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3673872

Background imageFirewomen Collection: A London fireman in the 1790's. From The Strand Magazine published 1897

A London fireman in the 1790's. From The Strand Magazine published 1897
878597 A London fireman in the 1790's. From The Strand Magazine published 1897. by English School, (19th century); Private Collection

Background imageFirewomen Collection: St John Gate Fire Brigade: group photo, 1902 (b/w photo)

St John Gate Fire Brigade: group photo, 1902 (b/w photo)
1787293 St John Gate Fire Brigade: group photo, 1902 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); London Metropolitan Archives

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Vaquero (cowboy) of Spanish California branding a steer, c. 1850 (engraving)

Vaquero (cowboy) of Spanish California branding a steer, c. 1850 (engraving)
7392822 Vaquero (cowboy) of Spanish California branding a steer, c.1850 (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Peter Newark Pictures

Background imageFirewomen Collection: The Fire Brigade Congress at Paris (engraving)

The Fire Brigade Congress at Paris (engraving)
1046575 The Fire Brigade Congress at Paris (engraving) by Marie, Adrien Emmanuel (1848-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Fire Brigade Congress at Paris)

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Herbert Morrison, mobile kitchen donation, WW2

Herbert Morrison, mobile kitchen donation, WW2
The Home Secretary, Herbert Morrison, on 5 September 1941, visiting a mobile kitchen donated to the National Fire Service by the Sydney Chamber of Commerce. A firewoman looks up at him and smiles

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Queen Elizabeth reviews firewomen at Lambeth, WW2

Queen Elizabeth reviews firewomen at Lambeth, WW2
Review by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth of firewomen at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade. Date: 1944

Background imageFirewomen Collection: From the top of a 55 foot fire watch tower In Rendlesham Forest near Woodbridge in East

From the top of a 55 foot fire watch tower In Rendlesham Forest near Woodbridge in East Anglia, 21 year old Miss Maude Middleditch does a dally 9 and half hours watch over millions of pine trees

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Odeon cinema usherettes at Leicester Square, London, have their own fire fighting squad

Odeon cinema usherettes at Leicester Square, London, have their own fire fighting squad and do their fair share of fire watching. Here they are pictured checking a fire hose for ladders

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Auxiliary firefighters group photograph, WW2

Auxiliary firefighters group photograph, WW2
Men and women of the Auxiliary Fire Service in a group photo

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2

Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2
Blitz in London -- women in the Auxiliary Fire Service marchng

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2

Women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2
Formed in 1933, the Auxiliary Fire Service played a vital part in the London Fire Brigades efforts to deal with the bombing, and resultant Blitz, upon London

Background imageFirewomen Collection: London AFS firewoman at a hospital during the Blitz, WW2

London AFS firewoman at a hospital during the Blitz, WW2
London AFS firewoman at a hospital for medical attention during the Blitz

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Royal visit to LFB Lambeth HQ, WW2

Royal visit to LFB Lambeth HQ, WW2
Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth at a Review of Firewomen at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade during the Second World War. Date: 1944

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Woman firefighter during WWI

Woman firefighter during WWI
Woman firefighter photographed here wearing unform and holding a hose, during World War One. Date: 1916

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Women as war-time firemen in their bunks

Women as war-time firemen in their bunks
Members of the Womens Volunteer Reserve in bunks at the Holborn Union Workhouse for aged women, due to being in attendance day and night for duty. Date: 1916

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Royal visit to LFB Lambeth HQ, WW2

Royal visit to LFB Lambeth HQ, WW2
Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth at a Review of Firewomen at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade during the Second World War

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Queen Elizabeth in a car after reviewing firewomen, WW2

Queen Elizabeth in a car after reviewing firewomen, WW2
Review by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth of firewomen at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade -- leaving by car after the review

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Queen Elizabeth reviews firewomen at Lambeth, WW2

Queen Elizabeth reviews firewomen at Lambeth, WW2
Review by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth of firewomen at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade

Background imageFirewomen Collection: Queen Elizabeth on a balcony reviewing firewomen, WW2

Queen Elizabeth on a balcony reviewing firewomen, WW2
Review by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth of firewomen at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade



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"Firewomen: Pioneers of Strength and Courage Throughout History" In a groundbreaking moment, Queen Elizabeth reviews a female LFB dispatch rider during World War II. These brave women shattered stereotypes and proved their worth in the face of adversity. The Southwark Training Centre unveils a new uniform for its school team, symbolizing empowerment and unity. These young firewomen-in-training embrace their roles as future protectors of their community. Amidst the chaos of the Blitz in London, AFS firefighters fought tirelessly alongside their male counterparts. Their unwavering dedication saved countless lives and inspired generations to come. A nostalgic image captures Merryweather horsed steam pump accompanied by fearless firewomen. Together, they exemplify resilience and determination in combating fires that threatened communities. An auxiliary firewoman stands tall amidst her colleagues, showcasing her commitment to serving others during times of crisis. Her selflessness embodies the spirit of firefighting heroes everywhere. Traveling back in time, we witness a London fireman from the 1790s through an enchanting photograph published in The Strand Magazine in 1897. This glimpse into history reminds us that bravery has always been at the core of firefighting. A group photo from 1902 showcases St John Gate Fire Brigade's diverse team - men and women united against flames that dared to challenge them. Their camaraderie serves as a testament to strength found within unity. Transported across continents, we encounter Vaquero (cowboy) firewomen branding steers in Spanish California circa 1850. These remarkable individuals defied gender norms while protecting their land with fierce determination. Through captivating images numbered 3673882, 3673866, 3673844, and 3673837; we catch glimpses into moments where firewomen fearlessly faced danger head-on throughout history. Each snapshot tells a unique story etched forever into our collective memory.