The death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Mick Crennell, Chief Fire Officer of Avon Fire & Rescue Service, said: "We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip. 

"All staff at Avon Fire and Rescue Service offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this very sad time.

"We join the nation in mourning his loss. As a mark of our deepest respect for the Duke of Edinburgh and his service to our country the Union Flag will be flown at half-mast at Police and Fire headquarters."