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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 09 Sep 2017 10:41 #21

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During the 77 strike did the military crews really wear tin hats?

Theres a reason why firemen dont wear metal helmets, its called electricity!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 09 Sep 2017 11:19 #22

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Hi canberra, yes 44 pattern tin lids and yes contact with electric would be BBQ time !! on some of the smaller strikes fire service cork helmets were issued, but 77/78 the standard issue was tin lids. TED ps I thought you would recognise the handsome Sgt in the pic ?
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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 09 Sep 2017 17:31 #23

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ISTR tin hats & wellies. Worksop 1977-8. We are trying to disguise the damage done to our wagon after colliding with a coach outside the Queens Head one Friday night. Your truly 2nd from right.

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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 10 Sep 2017 10:06 #24

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Yes I recognised you. And Im amazed the RAF didnt make you wear blue coveralls in 77 to show you were RAF.

And Im suprised that no one else has commented on the tape on the windows.

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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 25 Sep 2017 18:55 #25

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These fire trailers are at Elvington

(sorry for the slight lack of focus)

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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 25 Sep 2017 19:03 #26

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The front one is a WW2 period Dennis large trailer pump, the other is a mis match, the trailer would have originally carried a Coventry Climax light pump circa WW2 , but the pump on board is a early 1950s C C ,
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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 26 Sep 2017 01:54 #27

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This one is on display at Bletchley Park

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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 28 Sep 2017 10:27 #28

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That's a Coventry Climax FSM light pump. TED . ps here is one that I restored from several boxes of bits as it was in Germany1954.

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Airfield Fire, Crash, and Emergency Vehicles Vol 3 (2017 on) 28 Sep 2017 12:41 #29

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The Coventry Climax , A name close to my heart, as a young drinker i spent many an inebriated hour in the Climax pub now a lap dancing club with a different name.When i used it it was named after the Coventry Climax Racing car and had an engine in a perspex case on display.Climax started off producing water pumping engines including those on farms at the base of windmill like wind pumps once so common.Producing internal combustion engines was a later development which then led to racing cars and the climax forklift trucks, The firm merged with a Swedish(i think)firm to become Kalmar Climax and then became Kalmar before closing.The last buildings used by the Firm were in Sandy Lane Coventry next to the site of the Original Daimler works.These were modern factory units and were dismantled to be re-erected in Ireland after being sold.The Irish Construction workersfromthe site used what was the my local the Admiral Codrington.
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