Fire Brigade

Merryweather Fire Helmet © Terry Thomas

Merryweather Fire Helmet © Terry Thomas

002 © Terry Thomas

Malmesbury Fire Brigade © Courtesy of Stan Paginton

King Athelstan & Crew © Terry Thomas

King Athelstan & Crew © Terry Thomas

National Fire Service © Terry Thomas

National Fire Service © Terry Thomas

+++-+++, Harvey Frayling, Cyril Ponting, John Westmacott
George Bartlett, Thomas Tucker, Herbert Paginton, Dennis Poole
Albert Avis, Charles James, Victor Peters, Percy Lewis.

005 © Terry Thomas

Edward Edwards © Terry Thomas

Senior Officer Edward “Eggy” Edwards wearing on his left lapel the silver
individually numbered badge of the discharged soldiers and sailors association.

1955 Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

1955 Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

George Humphries, Bert Avis, Cyril Ponting
George Bartlett, Harvey Frayling, Victor Peters.

Long Service Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

Long Service Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

Terry Houston, Bert Avis, Raymond Avis.

Long Service Medal Presentation © Terry Thomas

Long Service Medal Presentation © Terry Thomas

Ray Avis, Percy Lewis, +++-+++, Bert Avis, John Westmacott
+++-+++, Harvey Frayling, J Broadbent, John Ponting and Cecil Exton.

The Mayor of Malmesbury Councillor H C Avis (left) shaking hands with the Wiltshire Fire Chief Mr J A Broadbent who had just presented him with the 21 year service medal in the Wiltshire Fire Service at Malmesbury on Tuesday. With him are members of the Malmesbury Fire Brigade.

Town Hall Fire Station © Terry Thomas

Town Hall Fire Station © Terry Thomas

Percy Lewis, Cecil Exton, Philip Paginton, Harvey Frayling
Mike Chapman, John Westmacott, George Pratt, William Sharpe
Frank Sharpe, +++-+++, David Richardson.

Malmesbury Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

Malmesbury Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

C Exton, M Chapman, F Sharpe, W sharpe, R Avis, D Richardson
Yvonne Sharpe, Marjory Chapman, Mary Sharpe, Jean Exton, Sheila Avis, ++-++

First Crew in new Gloucester Road Fire Station © Terry Thomas

First Crew in new Gloucester Road Fire Station © Terry Thomas

Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

Martyn Snell, Frank Sharpe, Phillip Paginton, William Sharpe
Harvey Frayling, Percy Lewis, Raymond Avis, John Westmacott and Cecil Exton
Bert Avis, Reg Gale, Herbert Paginton, Charles James, Fred Rice and Jim Melson.

Malmesbury Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

Malmesbury Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

Malmesbury Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

Malmesbury Fire Brigade Social Event © Terry Thomas

Dave Wakefield, Terry Thomas, William Sharpe, Bill Chadwick, Frank Sharpe
Percy Lewis, Dick Randell, George Pratt, Cecil Exton, Phillip Paginton, ++ Bates.

Retirement Ceremony for Raymond Avis © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Raymond Avis © Terry Thomas

Fred Salter, ++-++, Cecil Exton, Bob Bates
John Florence, Ray Avis, Nick Halfacree, ++-++,
Martyn Snell, Terry Thomas, Gary Wilcox and Roy Hannington.

Retirement Ceremony for Raymond Avis © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Raymond Avis © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Cecil Exton © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Cecil Exton © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Cecil Exton © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Cecil Exton © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Cecil Exton © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Cecil Exton © Terry Thomas

Certificate of Service Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

Certificate of Service Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

Chief Fire Officer Robbins presenting Cecil Exton
with Certificate of Service and presenting John Florence with Certificate
for talking down a person on a roof in Crudwell.

Certificate of Service Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

Certificate of Service Award Ceremony © Terry Thomas

Fred Salter Receiving Retirement Present July 21 1988 © Terry Thomas

Fred Salter Receiving Retirement Present July 21 1988 © Terry Thomas

Gloucester Road Fire Station © Terry Thomas

Gloucester Road Fire Station © Terry Thomas

David Wakefield, Martyn Snell, William Sharpe
Mike Chapman, Frank Sharpe, Percy Lewis, George Pratt, Philip Paginton
Harvey Frayling, +-+, Dave Richardson, Cecil Exton, Raymond Avis.

Retirement Ceremony for Ray Avis © Terry Thomas

Retirement Ceremony for Ray Avis © Terry Thomas

Retirement Dinner for Ray Avis © Terry Thomas

Retirement Dinner for Ray Avis © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas Axe One © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas Axe One © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas Axe Two © Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas Axe Two © Terry Thomas

Helmet 01 © David Forward

Helmet 01 © David Forward

Helmet 02 © David Forward

Helmet 02 © David Forward

Helmet 03 © David Forward

Helmet 03 © David Forward

National Fire Service Helmet 39 © Terry Thomas

National Fire Service Helmet 39 © Terry Thomas

EKCO Fire Service WWII Helmets © Terry Thomas

EKCO Fire Service WWII Helmets © Terry Thomas

EKCO Works Fire Pump - Courtesy of Terry Thomas

EKCO Works Fire Pump – Courtesy of Terry Thomas

Cowbridge Stand Pipes & Hoses © Terry Thomas

Cowbridge Stand Pipes & Hoses © Terry Thomas

USAF Oshkosh P-19 ARFF Vehicle © Terry Thomas

USAF Oshkosh P-19 ARFF Vehicle © Terry Thomas

2 February, 2015

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