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Mike Black – 24.04.2023

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of AF&RS pensioner Michael Black, known as Mike Black, who passed away peacefully on 24th April 2023 at home after a long illness. Aged 88 years. Mike was

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Michael Barry Smith – 14.04.2023

Michael Barry Smith passed away on 14th April 2023, aged 73years. Mike began his 31 year career with Avon Fire Brigade in 1972. He received the ‘Silver Axe’ trophy for best recruit during initial training in 1972 He started as

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Michael William Toghill – 14.03.2023

We have received notification of the death of AF&RS pensioner Michael William Toghill, aged 66 years, who has sadly passed away on 14th March after a short illness. Michael began his career with Avon FRS from 1976 -1983, serving on

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Philip (Phil) Clark – 09.03.2023

Philip (Phil) Clark, aged 78, who sadly passed away on 9th March after a long illness at Avon Lodge Care Home. Phil joined the Merseyside/ Liverpool Fire Service in 1964, then in 1969 he and his wife decided they wanted

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Dave Perryman – 05.03.2023

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of AF&RS pensioner Dave Perryman, aged 91, who sadly passed away on Sunday 05 March 2023, after a short time in Swanage hospital.  Dave was one of our

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Chris Lock BEM – New Year Honour 2023

Former Firefighter Chris Lock has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year 2023 Honours List for his tireless dedication in founding and establishing a new major war memorial in Belgium.  See the full article here: https://www.avonfire.gov.uk/all-areas/4090-former-firefighter-awarded-british-empire-medal-following-years-of-charitable-service-in-belgium

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Ian Satherley BEM – New Year Honour 2023

THE KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to Ian Christopher Satherley: Secretary and treasurer, Avon Fire and Rescue Service Pensioners Association. For Voluntary and Charitable Services

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Justin Hillan – 12.12.2022

Justin Hillan. Funeral will take place at Weston-s-Mare Crematorium on Thursday January 26th at 12:30. Address: Ebdon Road, Worle, Weston Super Mare. BS22 9NY Everyone is welcome. There is no dress code and the family invite you all to join

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Paul (Charlie) Chaplin – 20.12.2022

Paul Chaplin – known as Charlie – died suddenly aged 74 on 20th December 2022.  Charlie’s dream job was to be either a train driver or a firefighter.  In 1973, his wife, Jenny, saw an advert for Avon Fire Brigade

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Cliff Eddolls – 20.12.2022

It is with great sadness we share the news of the death of our colleague Cliff Eddolls who sadly passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 20 December. Cliff has served Avon Fire & Rescue Service and our communities

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