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Messages of condolence for Firefighter James Shears and Firefighter Alan Bannon


Communities all over Hampshire were deeply shocked and distressed by the tragic incident in which Firefighter James Shears and Firefighter Alan Bannon sadly lost their lives. One year later, our thoughts and prayers are with their families at the anniversary of the tragic incident and we continue to give them all the support we can. This was a devastating loss to our Service and a loss to the whole fire service community.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 5:25pm

A terrible loss to the families of those brave men. Deepest sympathy to them all.

Paul Edwards, London Fire Brigade

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 5:06pm

Two great guys. Sadly missed.

Russ Timms, Winchester

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 4:35pm

They went to do their duty without a doubt of fear Not knowing that this call-out would leave us with a tear. Our thought are with you and the Families of these very brave men. Thank you for all your support you have given us! All the staff at Wessex Cancer Trust

Tracey Prebble, Wessex Cancer Trust

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 4:10pm

When those we love go away, they never really leave us: they are with us now, wherever we are. Those, whom we have cherished, live on forever, for love wraps itself around the heart. Although it's difficult now, someday beyond our tears and all the world's wrongs, beyond the clouds and all that we can see and touch, we shall all understand. Rest in peace James and Alan.

Jacqui and Graham Reeve, Lyndhurst

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 3:57pm

Our heartfelt condolences to Alan and James' families and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nick and Caroline Murphy, Southampton

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 2:45pm

The tragic loss of two very brave men,my heart felt condolences to your families, friends and colleagues

Gus Bates, Earlham Red Watch Norfolk Fire & Rescue

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 2:35pm

My thoughts are with the families,friends and colleagues of two very brave lads. PROUD TO SERVE true Hero's to the end. God bless you all.R.I.P

A Fire Fighters Mum, Eastleigh

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 2:01pm

Born heroes died heroes you done a fantastic job, you will never be forgotten. my thoughts are with the families you leave behind rest in peace alan and james x

dee, bitterne

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 1:40pm

James & Alan on behalf of all our older residents in SCC Sheltered Accommodation and staff we send our warm thoughts and sympathy to your families. In your honour we will encourage many to take heed of all the Fire safety advice, so that your tragic deaths have a message. Our own local heroes, God bless

Bev Weir, Weston Court, Sheltered Accommodation

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 1:33pm

So shocked and saddened by the loss of your colleagues. May you find strength from the 'good times' you have shared.

Gill Palmer, Suffolk Fire & Rescue (ex HFRS Control)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 1:29pm

Alan and James, such a tragic loss. My heartiest condolences go out to your family, friends and colleagues. You both made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect others, you are true hero's and will never be forgotten. It was a privilege to have known you both. God bless. RIP

Dave Thomas, Ex Green Watch, St Mary's

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:46pm

my deepest sympathy to the brigade and the families involved

Mike Guzzi, Waltham Mass USA

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:41pm

The Best of the Best. You will always be remembered with pride.

Kinger, 46 Totton

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:25pm

Our condolences to all that knew Alan and James, and all our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and all the personnel and families that serve at St Mary's station.

Wayne , Manchester Fire and Rescue, Manchester

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:15pm

I knew Alan through his involvement with Scouting in the past. Myself and many friends spent lots of fun times with him on various camps and caving trips. My thoughts and condolances go out to the family and friends of both him and James.

Jane Axton, Sholing, Southampton

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:00pm

As a past member of Red Watch, St Mary's (1973-1988), now retired, I send my sincere condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of Alan & James. A tragic loss.

John Harvey, Southampton

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:00pm

Our condoloances to all that knew Alan and James, and all our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and all the personelle and families that serve at St Mary's station.

Wayne , Manchester Fire and Rescue, Manchester

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 11:49am

On behalf of the Fire Service College Mess Club we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of James and Alan. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Fire Service College Mess Club, Fire Service College Gloucestershire

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 11:22am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families at this sad time. We would like to express our gratitude to all fire fighters in the uk for the work that you do.

Dave & Kate Burrington, Holbury

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 11:18am

My thoughts are with the families of these brave firemen who died carrying out their duties. God bless James and Alan.

Irene and Roger Judge, Bitterne, Southampton

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 11:11am

A very sad lost to the famillies of James and Alan and the crews that served with them RIP guys my thoughts are with you.

Ady Carter, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:43am

Condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of both firefighters. May they rest in peace.

Paul Bruton, Galway Fire Service, Ireland

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:36am

Thank you for the role you undertook in saving the lives of the residents in the tower block. We are forever grateful for the bravery of our firefighters and I wish you both peace in your eternal rest. To your families and friends I want to say you are in my thoughts and I hope you find comfort and happiness in your memories of Alan and James and a pride in their bravery. They will not be forgotten.

Donna Siley,

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:35am

My thoughts go out to all of Red Watch and the families of James and Alan... "They will not be forgotten".

Kris Hunt, Winchester 30 White Watch

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:30am

Our thoughts are with your families and all firefighters who risk their lives every day to protect and serve the people they do not know.

Thomas Mitchell, Vector Aerospace Fire and Rescue

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