Fireman leaves after more than 40 years

Crew Commander Dickie Heybourn with Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher
Crew Commander Dickie Heybourn with Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher

A retained fireman with more than 40 year’s service is retiring for a ‘well-earned rest’.

Crew Commander Dickie Heybourn joined the On-Call (previously known as Retained Duty System) crew at Aylesbury Fire Station in July 1974, shortly after his eighteenth birthday.

Watch Commander Lloyd Davis said: “It has been a pleasure to serve with Dickie, who has been a valued member for such a long time. It is hard to imagine Aylesbury On-Call without him.”

Station Commander Phill Mould said: “We all wish Dickie the best for the future and a well-earned rest.”

Dickie’s full-time occupation is as a firefighter with the Ministry of Defence, which he will be continuing for the immediate future.

He is pictured receiving a long-service award from Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, at a recent ceremony