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David Gosling – July 2019

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death David (Dave) Gosling, former Bath RDS, who passed away recently.  Dave retired from the Service in June 2002 after 27 years of Service. Dave’s funeral service

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Royston ‘Roy’ Keates – 09.06.2018

After being demobbed from the R.E.M.E. and applied to become a Fireman in the National Fire Service in Bristol, where he was accepted and started training in January 1964, at the age of 29 years. He was the Brigade’s oldest

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Peter Owers – 30.05.2018

Peter Owers passed away aged 73 on 30th May 2018. Pete ‘Ginge’ Owers served in the Royal Navy and also Avon Fire & Rescue Service and was known for his beaming smile and his cheery character, he retired in 1999

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Bernard Bartlett – 19.05.2018

Bernard Bartlett aged 82 (approx.) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday 19th May 2018. He retired as a Retained Leading Fireman from Portishead. Funeral Tuesday 19th June 2018 at South Bristol Crematorium 14:15.

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Colin ‘Sandy’ Powell – 02.05.2018

Colin ‘Sandy’ Powell passed away on 2nd May 2018 aged 67 years.

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Keith Loveridge – 01.05.2018

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death of pensioner Keith Loveridge (former WSM ) who passed away on the 01.05.2018.  Keith was suffering ill health and was 77 when he passed away.

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Gordon Pratten – 13.03.2018

Gordon Pratten, aged 82 years, passed away on 13th March 2018. Gordon was called up for his National Service with the Gloucester Regiment at 18, at his Passing out he was awarded Best Recruit of the intake, after training he

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Alan Totterdell – 07.03.2018

Alan Totterdell aged 74 years, passed away peacefully on 7th March 2018. Alan Joined the Bristol Fire Brigade in 1962, trained at Reigate, Surrey and was posted to Avonmouth, transferred to Bridewell three years later. Bridewell closed in 1973, and

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Geoffery Ronald Ford – 18.02.2018

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform you of the death of former colleague Geoffrey Ford, aged 83 years,  who passed away on the 18th February 2018. Geoffrey served as a fireman at Station C5 Bedminster until

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Glyn Jones – 09.02.2018

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform you of the death of former Assistant Divisional Officer Glyn James Jones who passed away in Bath Royal United Hospital on Friday 9th February 2018, aged 85 years. Glyn joined

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