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Messages of condolence for Firefighter James Shears and Firefighter Alan Bannon

05.04.2011

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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Saturday, 10 April 2010 11:10am

Another tragic loss to the UK fire service. My thoughts are with both families of James and Alan and all our friends in Hampshire F&RS. Thinking of you all from the community safety department IOW.

martin poynter, newport IOW

Saturday, 10 April 2010 11:09am

two brave men just doing the job they loved. its a sad day losing a fellow firefighter. thoughts to the family, friends, red watch and hampshire fire service a great loss to everybody. RIP lads

firefighter ash, cowes isle of wight

Saturday, 10 April 2010 11:04am

On behalf of the firestation "Kettwig" (Germany), we offer our sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues, of firefighters James and Alan. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Since 25 years we have a deep and truely friendship to firefighters in Portsmouth and we are proud to call them "brothers". We are deeply shocked. This goes out to all firefighters: YOU`LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Peter Lambach,, Feuerwehr E.-Kettwig, Germany

Saturday, 10 April 2010 11:04am

Our prayers are with both families Alan Bannon is a family member, Frank is Leonora Murray's cousin on her fathers side, Alan is a cousin on her mothers side. Sadly we are in Australia and cannot attend, Our condolences to all. Frank and Joanne Williams

Frank and Joanne Williams, Wee Waa, NSW, Australia

Saturday, 10 April 2010 11:01am

On behalf of the firestation "Kettwig" (Germany), we offer our sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues, of firefighters James and Alan. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Since 25 years we have a deep and truely friendship to firefighters in Portsmouth and we are proud to call them "brothers". We are deeply shocked. This goes out to all firefighters: YOU´LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Peter Lambach,, Feuerwehr E.-Kettwig, Germany

Saturday, 10 April 2010 11:01am

My deepest sympathy go out to James and Alan and family and also to the colleagues at St Marys R/W. My thoughts are also with all the crews involved on that tragic evening. R.I.P James and Alan

Nick, W/W 53 Redbridge

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:46am

All my thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to the families, friends and colleagues of James Shears & Alan Bannon. Such a tragic loss that will be felt amongst firefighters around the world. May you both rest peacefully.

Adam Charnock, Lancashire F&RS E76

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:25am

Our thoughts and heart felt feelings go out to the friends & Families of James & Alan.They shall not be forgotten.Also our thoughts go out to all those involved

Boz, WW 53 Redbridge Hill

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:21am

two wonderful hero`s gone by never will be for gotten, are thoughts and prays are with their families. from all residents at willowmead

willowmead, hedge end

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:13am

They answered the call and paid the ultimate sacrifice, my thoughts go out to the families of James and Alan and to Red Watch St Mary's, Rest in peace.

Mark Sawyer Ex white watch B20 Royal Berkshire and C58 Hampshire, Kabul Afghanistan

Saturday, 10 April 2010 10:05am

Such a sad and tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of Jim and Alan.

Daryl Justice, Blue Watch, Bromsgrove

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:46am

R.I.P james and alan may your bravery inspire others god bless you both and your families and your colleagues

andy and donna, newcastle upon tyne

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:40am

My sincere condolences to friends and family of Alan and James.I served at Southsea for 9 years until transfering to another Brigade in 1987 so know Hampshire firefighter very well, this has come as a great shock.. Paul Fitzpatrick Retired WM South Yorkshire Fire Rescue.

Paul Fitzpatrick, South Yorkshire

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:33am

Two brave boys doing the job they loved,my thoughts go out to their family and friends and to RW54 WHO HAVE LOST TWO BROTHERS.R.I.P JAMES AND ALAN

Chriss, Lymington WW53

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:33am

Nothing can prepare us for the shock of hearing such tragic news, Take comfort in remembering the good times and knowing that these brave and courageous men lost their lives doing the job they love. Every firefighter knows that the job they do is dangerous, but it doesn't stop them because they put others before themselves, their truly selfless giving will never be forgotten and Alan and James will always be remembered in our hearts. Sleep well you brave men, you did your families, colleagues and community proud x

Julie Springett, Hertfordshire Fire Control

Saturday, 10 April 2010 9:28am

I am deeply saddened by this recent tradgedy. My heart goes out to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of the two brave men that lost their lives. May you rest peacefully.

Annekemings, Jersey

Saturday, 10 April 2010 8:50am

my thoughts and prayers are with the Shears and Bannon families their friends and collagues of the fire service.

siobhan o dwyer, limerick, ireland.

Saturday, 10 April 2010 8:08am

For us the general public they made the ultimate sacrifice sleep in peace, condolences to your families and friends. Its amazing over 6,000, messages on Facebook goes to show just how sad people are feeling.

Derek Williams, Southampton

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:56am

such a sad loss of two amazing and brave firefighters . my thoughts are with their family and fellow firefighters... RIP

michael greeenfield, havant

Saturday, 10 April 2010 7:44am

Burt and Brittany and Red Watch There are no words for our sorrow and despair for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your families. We act as one and we fall as one.God bless and God lay you to rest. From your brothers, Blue Watch St Mary's

Blue Watch, St Mary's Fire Station

Saturday, 10 April 2010 3:14am

Sleep well brothers, thoughts and prayers to family, friends and all at 54 St Marys.

Paul Richardson, Alton 05

Saturday, 10 April 2010 1:43am

I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of these two brave lads who were carrying out the job the loved. There loss to the service will be immense and I am sure they will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy goes to family, friends and colleagues in the service.

Mick McKay (Retired), Tayside Fire & Rescue

Saturday, 10 April 2010 1:10am

Earlier tonight Jim Shears' father said to our watch "as far as I'm concerned you're all his brothers". Was one of the saddest but also one of the proudest moments of my life. One I'll never forget. We've lost two colleagues, two friends, two brothers. Rest in peace Al and Jim.

FF Robert Knight, St Marys Blue Watch

Saturday, 10 April 2010 1:08am

Burt & Jim, you both showed true corage on Tuesday night, you are heroes.. I am honoured to have known you both. My thoughts go out to Families, Friends, Collegues, 54 red watch and everyone affected. It is hard to accept you are gone, but you will never be forgotten. RIP

Will Thompson, 33 Romsey HFRS, b/w A26 Knightsbridge LFB

Saturday, 10 April 2010 0:57am

No greater love than this, that you lay down your life for another. On behalf of FFC NI we offer our condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of Firefighters James Shears and Alan Bannon. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Robert Blair, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

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