Title ID 9106Collection ID1112
TitleNFS Reg. Pump Comp 1942
Date24 October 1942
CollectionGiles Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military Working Life Case Study The Home Front
KeywordsFire Services Men Motor Vehicles Second World War (1939-1945) Uniforms
LocalGuildford (?) Woking (?)
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGiles Family
CameraEric Giles
EditorEric Giles
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This edited colour film shows highlights of the National Fire Service No. 32 Fire Force Area (Woking), Trailer Pump competition in Guildford, on October 24th 1942.


The film opens with the title: 'National Fire Service No. 32 Fire Force Area, Trailer Pump competition - Guildford, October 24th 1942' and shows Crew 32 A (2W) competing in the single team competition, with a close up of their engine and trailer pump, this is followed by 32 B (4W) Crew and their engine and pump and then 32.C (GQ) Crew, engine and pump. This exercise is to demonstrate: the speed in which vehicles, pumps and hoses can be swapped and made ready; hit targets with the water jets; de-rig the hoses and move the engine/pump over a set distance. Spectators watch the event. (Several shots are dark or out of focus).

The next section of the film shows the teams competing in pairs events - demonstrating speed in which vehicles and hoses can be laid out and the flow rate of water through the hoses.

The final part of the film includes shots of the judges' marquee and the prize table laden with trophies, followed by shots of the NFS teams on full parade in rows during the award ceremony and men being awarded prizes following the day's events.


A still from 'NFS Reg. Pump Comp 1942'