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Shirley Towers bravery awards

Jim Shears and Alan Bannon who tragically lost their lives fighting a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton in 2010 have been award posthumous bravery medals.

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Shirley Towers firefighters awarded gallantry medals

Two firefighters who lost their lives fighting a fire in Shirley Towers in Southampton have been posthumously awarded gallantry medals.

Jim Shears from Poole in Dorset and Alan Bannon from Southampton died in April 2010.

Chief Officer John Bonney presents Alan Bannon's Meritorious Medal for Gallantry to Alan's daughter Abi Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue
Chief Officer John Bonney presents James Shears's station number lapels to James's father Ed Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Jim Shears and Alan Bannon Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

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