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John Crawley – 27.04.2020

John Crawley, aged 66 years passed away on 27th April 2020. John served as a Retained Firefighter at station 02 Thornbury from 1986 until 1996, during the day he served as a Paramedic with professions skills he was able to

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Stuart Taylor – 12.4.2020

Stuart Taylor aged 67 years passed away on Easter Sunday, 12th April 2020. Stuart served as wholetime Firefighter at A5 Patchway Fire Station in the Gloucestershire and County of Avon Fire Brigade era’s. His father, Harry Taylor was  Station Officer

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Robert (Bob) Pegden – 12.04.2020

We have been informed that Robert (Bob) Pegden passed away on 12th April 2020 following a very short illness. Bob was 81 years of age and had recently returned from Australia visiting his son Ian. Bob joined the Bristol Fire

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John Parnham – 27.03.2020

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of retired Divisional Officer John Parnham who passed away on 27th March 2020. John was 90 years of age, his passing was not in connection with the

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All members will be informed of revised dates as and when applicable. KEEP SAFE – STAY AT HOME 

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Dennis Lucas – 06.03.2020

It is with much sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dennis Lucas aged 95 years on Friday 6th March 2020. Dennis joined Bristol Fire Brigade in 1948, after service in the RAF and a tour of duty

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Peter Taylor – 07.02.2020

It is with much regret that I inform you that Pete Taylor passed away on Friday 7th February, following a long illness Pete was 76 years of age, he retired from  AF&RS in November 1995. He leaves a widow, Denies

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Barry Ridge – 31.01.2020

Barry Ridge passed away in January 2020, aged 78 years Barry, was born on 2nd July 1941. He joined the Bristol Fire Brigade in the 1960’s and served at Station 3 Avonmouth. He left the Bristol Fire Brigade and started

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Robert (Bob) Taylor – 08.01.2020

Robert (Bob) Taylor, aged 91 years,  passed away on Wednesday 8th January 2020, after a long illness. He served with the County of Avon Fire Brigade and retired in the rank of Station Officer in June 1979, his wife Iris,

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Monty Britton – BEM 2020 New Year Honour

British Empire Medal Civil Division Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood St. James’s Palace, London SW1 28 December 2019 THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned:

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