A fine Second World War National Fire Service, Northampton Borough Fire Brigade and National Fire Brigades Association double long service group awarded to Fireman F.E. Harratt, Northampton Borough Fire Brigade, who during the Second World War as a member of the National Fire Service, saw service as a Leading Fireman aboard the fireboat Maid of the Mist based at South Bridge, on the River Nene in Northampton. During the Coronation 1953 events in Northampton, he played a leading part in arranging water jets for the display at Midsummer Meadow, a

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A fine Second World War National Fire Service, Northampton Borough Fire Brigade and National Fire Brigades Association double long service group awarded to Fireman F.E. Harratt, Northampton Borough Fire Brigade, who during the Second World War as a member of the National Fire Service, saw service as a Leading Fireman aboard the fireboat Maid of the Mist based at South Bridge, on the River Nene in Northampton. During the Coronation 1953 events in Northampton, he played a leading part in arranging water jets for the display at Midsummer Meadow, and in addition designed apparatus used for gas mask assembly in the borough.

Group of 4: Defence Medal 1939-1945; Coronation Medal 1953; Fire Brigade Long Service Medal, EIIR bust; (FIREMAN FREDERICK E. HARRATT); National Fire Brigades Association Bronze Medal for Ten Years Service, rim officially numbered: ‘12151’ and additionally engraved: ‘FREDERICK E. HARRATT’.

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Frederick Edward Harratt, middle name also shown as Ernest, was born on 8th August 1902 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, the son of George Richard and Kate Ellen Harratt, formerly Page, of 11 Austin Street, Northampton, his father was a police constable with the Northampton Borough Police.

Having gone on to work as an engineer, he married Florence Goodliffe on 26th December 1922, and saw 30 years service with the Northampton Borough Fire Brigade, including right through the Second World War in Northampton, and retired in December 1954. During his service he ‘possessed an inventive mind and designed apparatus used for gas mask assembly in the borough and at the Coronation he played a leading part in arranging water jets for the display at Midsummer Meadow.’ During the war he had served as a Leading Fireman with the National Fire Service fireboat Maid of the Mist based at South Bridge, on the River Nene in Northampton. Harratt died on 26th November 1959.