WCoFF NEWS Desk

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    Article Added: 15 Feb 2024

    Our Master gallantly entered this event on our behalf this year which was held in the Guildhall Yard, but the races were much attenuated due to the poor weather conditions. Rain stopped play!  So, we descended to the Crypt, where the Masters’ Race turned into a static event in which the object was to see who could toss a pancake the most times in 30 seconds. Sadly, our Master did not m ...

    Article Added: 04 Feb 2024

    Fire Lecture – May 14th, 2024 On May 14th we will deliver an online lecture as part of the webinar series, Knowledge Miles: The 695th Lord Mayor’s Lecture Series. This is a lecture series running throughout the year of Professor Michael Mainelli’s mayoralty. (https://knowledOgemiles.net) Our contribution to the series will be a lecture on lithium-ion battery fires and willoutli ...

    Article Added: 26 Jan 2024

    NEW equipment has been rolled out across Bedfordshire.   The new breathing apparatus (BA) means operational crews have the latest technology to keep them safe and to support responding to incidents.  Breathing apparatus is the equipment used by firefighters to help them breathe whilst they are carrying out operations in smoky and harmful environments.   Firefighters have been t ...

    Article Added: 20 Jan 2024

    On January 15th, the Rev. George Bush, our Company Chaplain for many years, officiated at a service to celebrate his Ministry at St Mary-le-Bow over more than 20 years, prior to his retirement on February 2nd. Our Master and Consort, together with a few members of the Company attended the Solemn Evensong in a church packed with representatives of the Livery Companies with which George was assoc ...

    Article Added: 06 Jan 2024

    Company News Our Master and his Consort attended the London Fire Brigade Carol Concert in early December. The event was held at Westminster Cathedral and the Master was accompanied by several members of the Company. In addition to the delightful concert there was a treat for fire vehicle enthusiasts outside the venue in the form of a preserved 1954 Merryweather Emergency Tender OXT 779 formerl ...

    Article Added: 01 Jan 2024

    ORDERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE King George V created these honours during World War I to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions. The ranks are Commander (CBE), Member (MBE), Officer (OBE) and Medallist (BEM). They are now awarded for prominent national or regional roles and to those making distinguished or notable contributions in their own spec ...

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