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Fire Guard Service
George Medal winner does it again

Fire Guard celebrate in Verse
Tribute to Ammanford Fire Guard
Cwmamman Fire Guard Event

23rd April 1944





The British Restaurant, Garnant, was the scene recently of a very enjoyable function organised by the Assistant Fire Guard Officer, Mr. H. M. Fuller. It took the form of a dinner to celebrate the success of the recent Test of the Fire Guard Plan in the area of Cwmamman.

Councillor David Thomas, J.P., Chairman of the Cwmamman Urban Council, presided. Grace was said b Mr. J. W. Thomas (Sector Captain). After the very creditable repast had been cleared away, the chairman congratulated all the officers on the splendid success of the Test exercise, and he called on Councillor Elwyn Jenkins, chairman of the Fire Guard committee, to propose the toast of the “Cwmamman Fire Guard Service.”

Councillor Jenkins remarked on the excellent effort of the Fire Guards. He praised the organisation for the workmanlike way in which it functioned, and he threw out the very suitable suggestion that those resent should form a welfare committee to run concerts, etc., for local charities.

Mr. Tom Davies Fire Guard Officer, in a few well-chosen words, thanked Councillor Jenkins for the kind and encouraging words he had spoken. He also thanked the N. F. S. Section Leader Gwyn Lewis (who was present) for the splendid way in which he had co-operated in helping to bring the Fire Guard Service up to scratch.

Mr. Davies was supported by his two Assistant Fire Guard Officers, Messrs. J. Ll. Rees and H. M. Fuller.

Mr. Rees thanked Councillor Jenkins for suggesting the formation of a welfare committee, and gave some remarkable figures in connection with a similar movement by the Ammanford Fire Guards.

Mr. Fuller read a number of verses he had written for the occasion, and during the course of his remarks, thanked the Sector and Assembly Point Staffs for their splendid co-operation.

He also paid tribute to the Restaurant Staff for sacrificing their weekly holiday I order to cater for the function.

Councillor David Davies and R. Glyn Thomas also added their congratulations to the Fire Guard Service, the former making a special journey form Llandilo in order to be present.

Miss Margaret Thomas, B. A. (Sector Clerk), proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, seconded by Mr. Robert Michael.

A very pleasant and enjoyable function was brought to a fitting conclusion by the singing of the Welsh National Anthem, led by Mr. J. Ll. Rees.

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