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Fire consumed the workshops and most of the plant and timber stocks in l937 but Foremans soon recovered and was to play an important part in World War II. The company held the national stock of imported hardwood such as African mahogany for the then Ministry of Supply. Foremans also held stocks of balsa wood used in the construction of Mosquito aircraft.

The war left its mark, taking the life of the founder’s grandson, Squadron Leader Douglas Foreman DFC, who was killed in action. Also, a near miss by a German V2 rocket injured an employee and damaged the carpenters’ shop.