Firefighters Memoriable Trust

Fire Fighters Memoriable Charitable Trust

The Firefighters Memorial Trust was formally established in 1991 by founder members of the then City of London Guild of Firefighters. It was to enable the commissioning and the erection of a National Memorial to the men and women of the United Kingdom Fire Service, who had made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of the realm in World War II. In addition the Trust was empowered to hold an Annual Service of Remembrance each year.

The Founder Master of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters had commissioned the very moving “Blitz” Memorial Bronze Sculpture crafted by John Mills. Rarely do you see such a work of art with three life sized bronze figures actively engaged in their professional duties. The Trust was extremely fortunate in securing a prominent site for the Memorial which is now to the south of St Paul’s Cathedral, at the top of the new City Walkway. An approach can also now be made from the south bank of the Thames via the new Millennium Bridge, which leads right up to the Memorial.

Following representations in 2009/2010 Her Majesty The Queen was graciously pleased to grant a Royal Charter of Incorporation to the Trust. It was signed and given the Great Seal on 4th October 2011. The Trust has also had its emblematical badge and 'fire crown' registered with the Intellectual Property Office. The new Standard was blessed in July 2011 and received by our Patron HRH The Princess Royal. The principle standard is now kept in the Fire Service Chapel where, subject to negotiations, it is hoped the display the Royal Charter.

For more information go to the Firefighters Memoriable Trust Website


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