From CAFC fan site Charlton Life, a message from contributor Tom Hovi:
On 14th November 1940, Invicta Road School near Blackheath Standard, was being used as an Auxiliary Fire Station when it was destroyed by a Parachute Mine killing 12 firemen and 2 civilians. The charity Firemen Remembered is planning on erecting a memorial plaque at the school to honour those killed and to create a lasting memorial to their sacrifice.
If anyone knows any surviving family members or descendants of those killed, or the descendants of anyone who served at this AFS Station during the war, we’d love to hear from them as we would like to invite them if possible to the unveiling.
You can either contact Stephanie Maltman of Firemen Remembered via www.firemenremembered.co.uk.
There have been some hitches with the plan since it was first announced earlier this year – the original idea was to unveil it today, the 70th anniversary of the attack. But the charity is still hoping to to do something next year.
Photo courtesy of the London Fire Brigade archive.