This is the first example of a range of IWFBF research publications covering a broader field. This edition is NOT centred on locations or persons connected with the Isle of Wight.
However during research in to the possibility of Isle of Wight firemen being connected with the NFS Overseas Contingent, I discovered the implications of the Colour Scheme, which redeployed NFS resources to areas of greater risk during the build-up of resources and personnel in preparation for D-Day.
No. 15 Fire Force - Preparations for Invasion is the story of our neighbouring Fire Force's key role in the Colour Scheme reinforcing programme and adds to the wider understanding of what was happening within the NFS in later 1943 and 1944 which would undoubtably, with regard to the Isle of Wight's strategic and geographic position in the preparations for D-Day, have similarly affected our local NFS units.
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