The Royal Family
Windsor Firefighters have also campaigned to members of the Royal Family to highlight Brigade plans to downgrade Windsor Fire Station
H.R.H Her Majesty The Queen
Her Majesty experienced
the savage effects of fire during the 1992 Windsor Castle Fire. (The
Windsor Castle Fire Brigade has subsequently been disbanded)
Frogmore House, the stately home of Queen Victoria within the Great Park also incurred a serious basement fire in the 1990’s. The Royal Windsor Horse Show – an event attended by thousands of people, has experienced fires involving a wooden stand and a caravan. The Guards Polo Club at Flemish Farm, Windsor previously suffered a major blaze in the stables/ accommodation block. Dozens of horses were evacuated.
In a letter to Windsor Firefighters, from Her Majesty dated 12 May 2006, the Queen expressed an understanding of the matter and has taken ‘careful note’ of our comments. The Queen also insisted that our letter was forwarded to the relevant Government Department.
H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh
During the 5 year renovation of Windsor Castle, Prince Phillip personally designed a stained glass window for the Chapel. This depicted a fully rigged Firefighter tackling the Castle blaze with a main jet.
In a letter to Windsor Firefighters dated 10 July 2007, Prince Phillip sent his ‘best wishes’ for our campaign.
H.R.H Princess Anne
In a response to Michael Rowley the Fire Brigades Union Representative at Windsor Fire Station, in a letter dated 23rd June 2008 from the Private Secretary to The Princess Royal. It states, ‘Her Royal Highness congratulates you on your work as a firefighter in Windsor and sends you and your colleagues her best wishes for the future’.
H.R.H The Duke of York
Prince Andrew took a very ‘hands-on’ approach in helping out at the Windsor Castle Fire.
In a letter to Windsor Firefighters dated 05 October 2007, Prince Andrew expresses his ‘great sympathy’ for our cause. Furthermore, he sent ‘best wishes’ and the ‘best of luck’ for our campaign.