“Thanks for your service”: hero Barking firefighter retires after 40 years serving London

A fire officer from Barking who has got 40 years of service helping Londoners under his belt has retired.

Wayne Hughes, described as a “true gentleman”, was honoured in a public post on Twitter by the Brigade yesterday.

“Barking firefighter Wayne Hughes has retired after 40 years service to London. A ‘true gentleman’, Wayne will be sorely missed by all,” the Brigade said.

It also released this great photo collage showing Mr Hughes throughout his years of a service, from a young man up to the present day.

Tweeters responded with gratitude for Wayne’s service.

Jonathan Allen wrote: “A job well done. Thank you for 40 yrs of public service. Enjoy your retirement.”

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