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Iris Taylor – 02.04.2019

We have been informed that Iris Taylor passed away on 2nd April 2019. Iris joined the Bristol Fire Brigade as a Control Room operator and move to Avon when the new H.Q. Building opened in 1973. Following he retirement Iris

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John Sweet – 25.03.2019

It is with much sadness that we have received notification of the death of former Sub.Officer John Sweet who passed away on Monday 25th March 2019. John was a member of the Gloucestershire Fire Service and serving at Patchway from

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Eric Flowers – 03.04.2019

Eric Flowers aged 94 years passed away on 3rd April 2019. Eric Flowers joined the Bristol Police Fire Brigade in 1939 and served at the Gloucester Road Fire Station, Horfield.  Leaving in 1942 to join the Royal Naval Air Service

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Dave Milsom – 28.03.2019

We have notified that Dave Milsom, formerly of Speedwell and Avonmouth Fire Stations passed away today (28/03/2019) aged 67 years. Funeral will be held at Westerleigh Crematorium on Thursday 25th April at 12:30, all welcome.

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Brian Chedzoy – 09.11.2018

It is with much sadness that we have received late notification of the death of former fireman Brian Chedzoy, who passed away on 9th November 2018. Brian’s was a serving member of Blue Watch at Station A5 Patchway when he

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Malcolm Young – 08.01.2019

Retained Sub. Officer Malcolm Young of Thornbury Fire Station, passed away on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

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Roy Smith – 09.10.2018

Roy Ernest Smith aged 80 years, passed away on 9th October 2018. Roy enlisted for National Service with the RAF following his demob he joined the Bristol Fire Brigade in 1958 and was stationed at Bridewell Fire Station, when the

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Tom Hale – 29.07.2018

Tom Hale aged 89 years, passed away on 29th July 2018 following a long illness. Tom Joined the Bristol Fire Brigade and served at most Bristol stations, rising through the ranks retiring as the Brigade Training Officer. Tom’s claim to

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Ray Stradling – 28.09.2018

Ray Stradling passed away in 28th September 2018.  Sadly Ray was taken ill on holiday at the Blue Anchor near Minehead towards the end of September and passed away on the 28th September at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Ray, was

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Pat Pewsey – 23.09.2018

Pat Pewsey passed away after a very long illness. Pat was a Mechanic who worked in Brigade Workshops for many years. He was also very involved with the Scouting movement. His funeral is Wednesday 10th October 2018, at 1300 hrs

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