fire watching

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: watching - (during World War II in Britain) watching for fires started by bombs that dropped from the skyfire watching - (during World War II in Britain) watching for fires started by bombs that dropped from the sky
civil defense - activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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READING about Cliff Fleetwood and the Police Auxiliary Messengers, I did hear of the PAMs during the war years while I was working on the railway and we had to take it in turns to do fire watching. But the article states he got the Defence Medal.
Pretty red, brown and orange foliage, the scuffing of crunchy leaves on a walk in the park wearing your best mittens, cosy evenings in front of a log fire watching people who are less famous than they used to be eating ostrich's bottoms on the telly.
I ENJOYED Anthony Bravey's letter about Fred Simmons' 90th birthday and how, at the age of 15, at the outbreak of war he took his turn at fire watching and also helped with collecting waste paper with the Scouts.
"My granddad was an air raid warden and his fire watching on the roof saved the shop during the war.
Charlie loves lying on the sofa in front of the fire watching TV and chewing a bone.
Harold was exempt from war because of his job at ICI, though he was involved in ARP and fire watching, but this meant the couple could enjoy married life and begin a family of their own.
After a day's work he would spend the night fire watching or on his ARP duties.
He worked for the Co-op in John Street, Cullercoats, and was badly burned while fire watching in the war.
Were you on the production line at Rootes,or did you spend nights fire watching on a roof?
Mr Sands said: "I was sitting by the fire watching TV when the door burst open and three youths rushed in.