Found this site whilst trawling the web for info in Airfield Fire Trucks. 1970's Nubian Majors to be specific.
From 1971 to 1978 I was a Fireman at RAE Thurliegh - The "Ministry Site" for research and development of all things aeronautical.
Everyone has probably heard of Farnborough (THE Airshow), well Thurliegh was the flying site whereas Farnborough was for the 'Boffins'.
Many of the aircraft at Thurliegh were one offs, HP115, SC.1, BAC 221, P1127, Kestrel, P111 yellow peril. Thankfully these are now preserved in museums. Being a research site we were privy to some spectacular flying by the very best of the best test pilots.
Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt whilst I was there, although we had our fair share of 'incidents' to earn our keep as fireman.
I'm now retired and on a quest to build as many models of the aircraft that were at the site when I was there.
Also I started building a Nubian Major fire truck whilst there. Never completed it because I lost the notebook with all the dimensions in.
Quest two is to find one and measure every last millimeter.