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Volunteers Collection

"Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes Who Answered the Call" RNLI lookout: Brave volunteers standing tall, safeguarding lives at sea

Background imageVolunteers Collection: RNLI lookout

RNLI lookout
This is an image of a member of the Scarborough RNLI team who is looking out from the boathouse to the sea where the rest of his crew were training

Background imageVolunteers Collection: AFS despatch rider and messenger, WW2

AFS despatch rider and messenger, WW2
An AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) despatch rider and messenger on a motorbike at an LFS sub-station during the Second World War

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Women WW1 Land Army

Women WW1 Land Army
A poster recruiting for the Womens Land Army, showing a land girl feeding a horse and foal. Proclaiming, National Service

Background imageVolunteers Collection: World War I recruitment poster

World War I recruitment poster
Poster produced by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee during World War I, depicting a typical British Tommy in uniform with bayonet fixed, calling across from France to England for more volunteers

Background imageVolunteers Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)
A woman cyclist first aid scout of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), riding along in her distinctive uniform. The FANY was created in 1907 as a first aid link between front-line fighting units

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The Cambridgeshire Home Guard pictured during the Second World War, 1941

The Cambridgeshire Home Guard pictured during the Second World War, 1941

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Katy Perry Concert Perth

Katy Perry Concert Perth
Singer Katy Perry performs during at her opening show at Perth Arena in Perth, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Katy Perrys Witness tour runs until August 17. (aP Image/Tony McDonough)

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Members of an American Eagle Squadron at an overseas Club Place challenge during

Members of an American Eagle Squadron at an overseas Club Place challenge during the Second World War. The Eagle Squadrons were three fighter squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF)

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Bristol

Bristol
Members of the Bristol contingent. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Ailesbury Arms Hotel, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Ailesbury Arms Hotel, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Ailesbury Arms Hotel (now Ailesbury Court) Marlborough, Wiltshire (on the A4). The Motor Volunteers. On the side of the Hotel is a sign

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Garnerins balloon and parachute

Garnerins balloon and parachute

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Ulsters Oath - The Bulldog will not submit to Home Rule

Ulsters Oath - The Bulldog will not submit to Home Rule
Remember Castledawson (a UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) stronghold in County Derry) written on a staunchly Unionist postcard entitled Ulsters Oath - " Under no cirsumstances shall we submit to

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Southwark Cavalry

Southwark Cavalry. Aquatint by and after Thomas Rowlandson, 1799 (c). From a volume of 86 aquatints entitled ?Loyal Volunteers of London and Environs

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Westminster Cavalry

Westminster Cavalry. Aquatint by and after Thomas Rowlandson, 1799 (c). From a volume of 86 aquatints entitled ?Loyal Volunteers of London and Environs

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Portsmouth (exact location unknown)

Portsmouth (exact location unknown). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageVolunteers 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 imageVolunteers Collection: Red Cross Poster - World War I

Red Cross Poster - World War I
Poster asking for donations to the British Red Cross during World War I, stressing urgently that six pounds a minute is required to maintain the number of motor ambulances, hospital ships

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Old Bill and Co. August 1940

Old Bill and Co. August 1940
" Hey! Mind what yer doin ! Thats the second time you ve got me with that fifth column o yours!" Bruce Bairnsfather pokes fun at rumours of German spies

Background imageVolunteers Collection: A CCF crew

A CCF crew
Crewing a British fire appliance somewhere outside Portsmouth. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Iraq threat to Kuwait, 1961

Iraq threat to Kuwait, 1961
Page from The Illustrated London News, 8 July 1961 reporting on the tensions in Kuwait after the Iraqi leader General Kassem had claimed Kuwait should be part of Iraq

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Review of Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers at Chatsworth Park, Uk, 1860 Engraving

Review of Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers at Chatsworth Park, Uk, 1860 Engraving

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Canadians in Southampton

Canadians in Southampton
The Southampton contingent of the CCCF who were billeted near the docks at the Apollo Hotel. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageVolunteers Collection: United Arts Volunteer Rifles, 1916

United Arts Volunteer Rifles, 1916
United Arts Volunteer Rifles constructing defences at Woldingham during World War I in 1916

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Land Army 1941

Land Army 1941
Two former mill workers, sisters Ava and Blanche Horn, (" first Bevin girls" - Land Army conscripts & volunteers) are photographed in London enroute for the south

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Hyde Pk Military Review

Hyde Pk Military Review
Great review of 80, 000 Volunteers by Queen Victoria in Hyde Park

Background imageVolunteers Collection: A lifeboat in Mallaig Scotland

A lifeboat in Mallaig Scotland
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Background imageVolunteers Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Community squad and police team, 1894 Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Community squad and police team, 1894 Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Community squad and police team, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Society Council, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Society Council, 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Society Council, 1894. This collection of photographs and documents from the private archive of Sergei Mikhailovich Chashchin relates to the establishment of a

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Zeichmester of the society A.I. Andreev... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Zeichmester of the society A.I. Andreev... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Zeichmester of the society A.I. Andreev, member of the council P.N. Verkhovinsky, head of the Society's hunters D.A. Benkogenov, chairman of the society I.F

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Prayer service on July 8, 1894.... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov

Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Prayer service on July 8, 1894.... 1894. Creator: R Prorokov
Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society. Prayer service on July 8, 1894 (the first annual holiday of the society), 1894. This collection of photographs

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Nikolai Illarionovich Iamol'skii (On the Left) in the Parade Uniform of the... early 20th cent

Nikolai Illarionovich Iamol'skii (On the Left) in the Parade Uniform of the... early 20th cent. Creator: Unknown
Nikolai Illarionovich Iamol'skii (On the Left) in the Parade Uniform of the Irkutsk Volunteer Fire Association, early 20th century

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The fire brigade of the voluntary fire society near its building on Arsenalnaya Street, 1908

The fire brigade of the voluntary fire society near its building on Arsenalnaya Street, 1908. Creator: Unknown
The fire brigade of the voluntary fire society near its building on Arsenalnaya Street, 1908. Relates to the establishment of a firefighting service in eastern Siberia in the nineteenth

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Fire line in the courtyard of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, early 20th century

Fire line in the courtyard of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, early 20th century. Creator: Unknown
Fire line in the courtyard of the Irkutsk Voluntary Fire Society, early 20th century. Relates to the establishment of a firefighting service in eastern Siberia in the nineteenth

Background imageVolunteers Collection: General view of the volunteer camp on Ascot Heath, 1862. Creator: Unknown

General view of the volunteer camp on Ascot Heath, 1862. Creator: Unknown
General view of the volunteer camp on Ascot Heath, [Berkshire], 1862. The...second annual encampment and prize meeting of the Berkshire

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Volunteer fete at Crown, Point, near Norwich: the Review, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Volunteer fete at Crown, Point, near Norwich: the Review, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Volunteer fete given by Mr. Harvey, the High Sheriff of Norfolk, at Crown Point, near Norwich: the Review, 1862. A grand stand 70ft

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Presentation of Colours to the Victoria Rifles at Montreal, Canada, 1862. Creator: E. Skill

Presentation of Colours to the Victoria Rifles at Montreal, Canada, 1862. Creator: E. Skill
Presentation of Colours to the Victoria Rifles at Montreal, Canada, 1862. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. Notman. The Victoria Rifle Corps, Montreal

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The launch of the Ipswich Life-Boat, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The launch of the Ipswich Life-Boat, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The launch of the Ipswich Life-Boat, 1862. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. Dixon Piper. It is calculated that from 30, 000 to 40, 000 persons attended...The life-boat

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: arrival of volunteers on the racecourse, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: arrival of volunteers on the racecourse, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: arrival of volunteers on the racecourse, 1862. Nothing could be finer than the approach of something like 12, 000 men in close column, at quick march

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: people on the Downs, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: people on the Downs, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: people on the Downs, 1862. Nothing could be finer than the approach of something like 12, 000 men in close column, at quick march

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: General Lord Clyde returning the salute of the... 1862

The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: General Lord Clyde returning the salute of the... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Volunteer Field-Day at Brighton: General Lord Clyde returning the salute of the troops as they marched past the grand stand, 1862

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The South Middlesex Volunteers, 1862. Creator: W Thomas

The South Middlesex Volunteers, 1862. Creator: W Thomas
The South Middlesex Volunteers, 1862. Sergeant Thompson, Enseign [Tonks?], Capt. Murdoch, Capt. and Adjt. Spence Turner, Capt. Bromley, Lord Ranelagh, Major Atherley, Lieut

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The Southwold Life-boat making for the rescue of a ship's crew on the outer shoal, 1862

The Southwold Life-boat making for the rescue of a ship's crew on the outer shoal, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Southwold Life-boat making for the rescue of a ship's crew on the outer shoal, 1862. View of...a very gallant and prompt service rendered on the 28th January by the Southwold life-boat

Background imageVolunteers Collection: The London Scottish Volunteers, 1862. Creator: W Thomas

The London Scottish Volunteers, 1862. Creator: W Thomas
The London Scottish Volunteers, 1862. Mr. James M'Kissock, of Bread-street, Cheapside, writes complaining that in the article on the rise

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Members of the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps at work by torchlight in the gardens... 1862

Members of the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps at work by torchlight in the gardens... 1862. Creator: Unknown
Members of the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps at work by torchlight in the gardens of Burlington House, Piccadilly, clearing the ground for a drill-shed, 1862

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Members of the Coventry Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Members of the Coventry Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Members of the Coventry Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1862. A movement was set on foot a short time since at Coventry with a view to the establishment of a volunteer fire brigade

Background imageVolunteers Collection: Hay Reserve Depot, Richmond, during World War 1

Hay Reserve Depot, Richmond, during World War 1
3786776 Hay Reserve Depot, Richmond, during World War 1; (add.info.: Hay Reserve Depot, Richmond, during World War 1. Women shaking out flour sacks in order to collect the remaining flour)

Background imageVolunteers 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 imageVolunteers Collection: Female bus conductor during World War 1

Female bus conductor during World War 1
3786765 Female bus conductor during World War 1; (add.info.: Female bus conductor during World War 1, London, UK. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 5, 1916. Part 87, Page 45); Lebrecht History



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"Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes Who Answered the Call" RNLI lookout: Brave volunteers standing tall, safeguarding lives at sea. Women WW1 Land Army: Fearless women breaking barriers, feeding a nation in times of war. AFS despatch rider and messenger, WW2: Courageous messengers on two wheels, delivering hope amidst chaos. World War I recruitment poster: Join the ranks of brave volunteers, defend your country with honor. First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY): Trailblazing female volunteers providing crucial aid on the frontlines. Katy Perry Concert Perth: Enthusiastic fans turned dedicated volunteers, spreading joy through service. Bristol Garnerins balloon and parachute: Adventurous souls soaring high to save lives from above. Old Bill and Co. , August 1940: Resilient civilians turned volunteer firefighters during the Blitz's darkest days. Westminster Cavalry: Noble horse-mounted volunteers protecting their city with unwavering loyalty. Ulsters Oath - The Bulldog will not submit to Home Rule: Volunteers united by an unbreakable spirit for their homeland's freedom. Iraq threat to Kuwait, 1961 : Selfless individuals stepping forward to defend peace against aggression. These diverse examples highlight the remarkable dedication and selflessness displayed by countless individuals who have volunteered throughout history in various capacities – be it rescuing those lost at sea or serving on the frontlines during wars and conflicts worldwide.