Robert Pittard passed away on 27th December 2016, aged 95 years.
Seventeen-year-old Robert Charles Pittard joined the Royal Navy in 1938 and was serving HMS Basilisk, when in 1940, she was sunk off the coast of Dunkirk, whilst assisting with the evacuation of Allied troops. Roberts actions on that day, caused him to be recognised by the Dunkirk Veterans Association and awarded the “La Ville de Dunkerque” certificate.
In 1946, Robert joined the Bath City Fire & Ambulance Service. As the result of his brave actions with the rescuing a body from the River on 8th July 1955, he received a Commendation from Bath Humane Society. Robert had completed 30 years’ service and attained the rank of Sub. Officer, when he retired from the County of Avon Fire Brigade on 25th September 1976.
Robert passed away on 27th December 2016, aged 95 years. Many former colleagues and friends joined the family to pay their respects at his funeral service,