Yearly Archives: 2014

Paul Windows goes to Monte Carlo

Paul Windows recently took part in a charity event. Here is his account. Trumpton goes to Monte Carlo. Trumpton Fire Service has just completed the daring challenge of a 2100 mile round trip to Monte Carlo raising money for Prostate

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Peter McGrath – 04.10.2014

Pete McGrath Joined the County of Avon Fire Brigade in the 1970’s and was posted to A2 Southmead serving as a Fireman on Red Watch. He passed away after a long illness.

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Development & History of Bristol Fire Brigade (pub 1955)

Development & History of BFB

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1933 to 1980 Remembered.

Wally Russ’s Story 1982¬†Wally Russ wrote this account of his service, which was published in the Brigade Magazine in 1982.

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Fire Brigades in the South West 1928

Fire Brigades SW 1928This book lists Brigades in the South West before the creation of the AFS and NFS.

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Aubrey Willcocks – 07.05.2014

Aubrey joined the National Fire Service (NFS) as a messenger boy in 1944 and Clevedon Fire Brigade, continued as a retained member under Somerset Fire Brigade. He retired in 1984 from the Avon Fire Brigade as a Station Officer of

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Trevor Osborne – 08.03.2014

Trevor Osborne was born on 8th May 1933. He was the eldest of three sons and owing to his fathers early death took on the role of the family bread winner. Before joining the Somerset Fire Brigade Trevor was a

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David Jenkins – 04.03.2014

Location: Bristol Fire Brigade. Position: Wholetime Firefighter. David joined the Bristol Fire Brigade and served at Avonmouth later transferring to Southmead Fire Station, from where he retired in September 1982

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Warren King – 30.01.2014

Location: Gloucestershire. Warren served in the Gloucestershire Fire Brigade based at South Division Headquarters in the early 1970’s and was in charge of Pilning, Patchway, Kingswood and Yate Fire Stations, transferring the Avon Fire Brigade in 1974. He later transferred

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Peter Summers – 20.12.2013

Location: Somerset FB. Position: Wholetime Firefighter. Pete joined the Retained Service in the 1960’s at Frome,Somerset. In 1970 he had the opportunity to join the Wholetime service and went to Reigate for training. During his service with Somerset/Avon Fire Brigade

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