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Firemaster Alexander Nisbet

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Scottish Firemaster Alexander Nisbet Wins George Medal April 1941

Fire MarkClick on the image to read the newspaper archive story on how Firemaster Alexander Nisbet from the Coatbridge Fire Brigade earned The George Medal while he was temporarily attached to the London Fire Brigade in 1941.

He was posted down to London to gain practical experience of fire fighting under air raid conditions.

In just under two days after arriving in London, Firemaster Nisbet was honoured for showing conspicuous bravery during an air raid on the night of April 19-20 resulting in the rescue of three trapped men.

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