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    Default Re: Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 2

    Thanks Ted, from another Ted. I see from my research the some of the Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoons used the British fire fighting trailers when they first arrived at their bases in the UK. Recently found the Operating Instructions for the pictured F.W.P. Godiva Portable Fire Pump.
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    Those 2 guiys are strong, the LPP are heavy bits of kit to load/off load from a fire appliances, definiitly not Light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milfireguy View Post
    Thanks Ted, from another Ted. I see from my research the some of the Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoons used the British fire fighting trailers when they first arrived at their bases in the UK. Recently found the Operating Instructions for the pictured F.W.P. Godiva Portable Fire Pump.
    It was developed by Coventry Climax to meet a Home Office spec to equip the newly reconstituted Auxiliary Fire Service circa 1950, a fantastic engine which was developed for racing use. As a pump I used it several times in the 77/78 strike; brilliant but four of us struggled with it. They were still going strong in the 2002/3 strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkkeeper View Post
    Those 2 guiys are strong, the LPP are heavy bits of kit to load/off load from a fire appliances, definiitly not Light.
    I have several pump manuals all show similar poses !! I have a WW2 pump again the manual shows a 2 man lift- they must have put something into the tea in those days .
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    Just to chuck lots more photo's at you guys there lots of photos now on the RAF Worksop website, I've got quite a few more to add this weekend. Could anyone confirm where the DP1 which rolled was and the model of Austin at the Vampire crash?

    http://www.rafworksop.btck.co.uk/Peo...Service1954-58

    http://www.rafworksop.btck.co.uk/Pho...RAFFireService

    If anyone could identify the BSA model too that would be great. There's too many to add to this site so you'll have to excuse me linking to my own!

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    I can help with the Austin - its an Austin Domestic It had a 100 gal tank with a small gearbox driven hose reel pump. It carried a full complimant of gear normally found on a domestic. They normally towede a trailer pump and were circa late 43 early 44. They were replaced mid 1950 by the Bedford Miles Water tender.

    I have several photos in my collection of RAF tenders bearing civil numbers plates, similar period to yours Kenley, Woodvale, White Whaltham Locking( Weston S Mare airport) all with civil number plates. Now all these fire sections were contractor manned and I know that in those days - unlike today-- contractors could not drive on military plates- So the question is were Worksops on civil plates due to Airworks involvement ??
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    Q do you mind if I copy this picture for the RAF Fire Service Museum at Scampton please?

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    Of Course just say Hi to THE JUNIOR WARRANT OFFICER STEVE from me !!!!

    Attached is a much better rear view to use

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    Default Re: Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 2

    Anybody want to buy a fire truck?

    http://www2.ppauctions.com/_assets/a...t/Flysheet.pdf

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    Lets hope those Plymouth Fire Trucks go to good homes...

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