A firefighter who tackled huge blazes at Pinewood Studios and Windsor Castle has retired from frontline duty after 30 years.
Nigel Flatt, 50, who has been a watch manager at Maidenhead fire station for the last 12 years, has left his 'all-action' days behind him for a desk-based fire safety role.
The grandfather-of-two, who finished his last shift on March 30, said he would most miss the camaraderie among the team.
He has had a couple of brushes with death and was once had to be jet hosed by a colleague during a garage fire when a large puddle of fuel ignited beneath his feet.
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