On 25th January 2024 Fire Brigade Society President Robert Bonner received his British Empire Medal which was awarded in King Charles III’s Birthday Honours List in 2023.
Bob’s honour was awarded for Services to Fire and Rescue Heritage.
Bob is Curator of the Fireground Museum in Rochdale.
He received his medal at Gorton Monastery in Greater Manchester from The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mrs. Diane Hawkins JP LLB.
(L-R) The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mrs. Diane Hawkins. Mr Robert Bonner B.E.M, Mrs Linda Bonner and Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Mike Holly.