Notts firefighter receives MBE

The longest serving firefighter in Nottinghamshire has received an MBE from The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Nottinghamshire firefighter receives MBE from The Queen

The longest serving firefighter in Nottinghamshire has received an MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Dave Beardsall, who is known as Barney, retired as watch manager in Retford last year after 43 years in the job.

Barney was appointed an MBE in the New Years Honours List for services to local government and today received the award.

Nottinghamshire's longest serving firefighter receives MBE

Dave Beardsall is the longest serving firefighter in Nottinghamshire Credit: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

The longest serving firefighter in Nottinghamshire will receive an MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace later today.

Dave Beardsall, who is known as Barney, retired as watch manager in Retford last year after 43 years in the job.

Barney was appointed an MBE in the New Years Honours List for services to local government.

Mr Beardsall said: "I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped, guided and supported me. I really couldn't have done it without them."

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