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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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Dendle Kenneth Hill – 19.11.2022

Dendle Kenneth Hill passed away on 19th November 2022. Further details to follow

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Brian Weeks – 21.10.2022

It is with much sadness to learn of the death of former Retained Leading Firemen Brian Weeks, who passed away on Friday 21st October 2022, age 87 years. Brian served at Patchway for many years and left the service when

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Derrick Lewis – 26.10.2022

Derek John Lewis aged 78 passed away 26th October 2022 Derrick was a big character who led a full life. He kept himself busy, with his family, his work, his hobbies and the clubs. He always gave so much of

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John Lintern – 23.10.2022

John Lintern aged 80 years passed away on 23rd October 2022. John was a member of the AFS prior to joining The Gloucestershire fire Service at Patchway in 1967. He also served at Kingswood and Speedwell. He was one of

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Colin Curtis – 10.08.2022

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of retired colleague Collin Curtis AKA Jobie, who sadly passed away aged 75 on the 10th August 2022. Colin served as a Sub-Officer at Station 22 Paulton, joining

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