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    Article Added: 13 Nov 2019

    It is with deep regret that I write to inform you all of the death of Honorary Freeman, Field Marshal Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, Baron Bramall, KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP, DL, who passed away on the 12th November 2019, aged 95. The Lord Bramall was one of the long serving Honorary Freemen of the Company, having been made an Honorary member of the Guild of Firefighters in 1990, and due to pressure of wo ...

    The Lord Bramall

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    Article Added: 03 Nov 2019

    Frances Blois Master’s Blog November2019 I hope that you have not felt that you have waited too long for my second blog, rather like the very patient Sherlock pictured at Dowgate recently, before he demonstrated his skills. He is remarkable and has his own book 'Sherlock: The Fire Brigade Dog.'     The last 4 months have flown by. July was busy starting with two visits to t ...

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    Article Added: 11 Oct 2019

    Fire Station Open Day Our Master and Upper Warden were delighted to attend the recent Open Day at Dowgate Fire Station and to support Borough Commander David Bulbrook. The Open Day showcased some firefighting equipment, including the recently introduced smoke hood, and included demonstrations of a drone and ladder drills. The WCoFF is pleased to enhance its links with Dowgate, now the only fire ...

    dowgate open day

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    Article Added: 09 Aug 2019

    I was very honoured to be Installed as second Lady Master at Common Hall on July 5th. This was the first in Wax Chandlers Hall and was followed by the Installation service in St Mary-le-Bow. The day was very hot and there have been several comments which will be addressed before next year. I have already had an amazing 5 weeks, with most of the City taking a break in August. I am often asked why ...

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    Article Added: 22 Jun 2019

    Where has the year gone? When I wrote to you in January 2019, I was looking forward to the second half of my year as your Master. As I sit here today there are just three short weeks to go before Common Hall on Friday 5th July, 2019, when I have the pleasure to install our Master Elect Frances Blois. All I can say is that the last five and a half months have been even busier than the period lea ...

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    Article Added: 08 Jun 2019

    Past Master Bruce Hoad is a retired principal fire officer and finished his operational service as Deputy Chief Fire Officer in Northamptonshire, although he still works in an advisory capacity for the service in East Sussex. He has been a member of Operation Florian since 2008 but was a supporter of its activities for a number of years before that through his roles in fire and rescue services i ...

    Past Master Bruce Hoad receives BEM

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