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Birthday Celebrations
The Worshipful Company of Firefighters celebrate 30 years
  Figure: L:R, Past Master Sir Ken Knight, Under Warden Graham Maltby, Sir Clive Martin, Master Firefighter John Mansfield and the Father of the Company Gerry Clarkson.
 The Worshipful Company of Livery. On the 23rd October 2001 Firefighters celebrate 30 years the City of London granted the since the formation of the Guild Company Livery Status, when it of Firefighters.
The 13th June 2018 saw members of the Company gather together for a celebratory lunch at the Little Ship Club in Dowgate.
Sir Clive Martin was a sponsoring Alderman who helped to establish the Company on its journey from a Guild to a Livery Company of the City of London with a Royal Charter.
The Guild of Firefighters was formed in 1988 and was recognised by the City on 13th June 1988. The first Court meeting took place on 15th June 1988 at 140 Aldersgate Street EC1, formerly the Headquarters of the London Salvage Corps. On the 13th June 1995 the Guild fulfilled the first stage of its journey and was granted the status of a City Company without
became known as the Worshipful Company of Firefighters. Finally, our Royal Charter was granted on 11th December 2013.
The Foundation Dinner for the Guild was held on 14th July 1989, duly noted in The Times Court and Social Section. A copy of the menu card is pictured, showing the original shield for the Guild. It is interesting to note that, of the guests shown attending the Foundation Dinner, seven attended the recent Celebratory Lunch – our Founding Master Gerry Clarkson, Senior Past Master Jeremy Beech, and Past Masters Ken Barnes, James Blott, Martin Coffey, Frank David and Sir Ken Knight.
 David Holt, PRM Committee and Events Committee
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