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1941 Austin Escape Carrying Unit.
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No: 11275   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Austin   Country: United Kingdom
1941 Austin Escape Carrying Unit.

1941 Austin Escape Carrying Unit.

This 1941 Escape Carrying Unit (ECU) was built to Home Office
specifications for the war effort,then following it time with the NFS
the appliance was re-modified at the Home Office workshops in
Wakefield and then went into service with the South Western
Area Fire Brigade in Scotland serving at Stranaer fire station.
The appliance (GJJ 833) went into private ownership during the 1980's
and had a complete restoration by the then new owner,
Dave Smith of Great Driffield.He then sold it to Eden Camp Military
Museum in Malton,North Yorkshire where its stood outside to
all the elements of the severe northern weather awaiting
restoration,which sadly to this day has never been carried out.The
Austin K4 ECU as a front mounted Barton pump,and carried a pair of
Ajax 35' ladders and a 50' wheeled escape ladder.
The picture (and others) have been especially taken by the (Eden
Camp) Museum for inclusion on this site whilst still there,but
the appliance has now been sold to a private collector for hopefully
restoration,but this now will be a major task.
Thanks must go to Rick Loudon for his help in obtaining information
and contacting Eden Camp (POW Camp-WW2) Museum.
and thanks also must go to Peter Cornick (Eden Camp) and staff for
their assistence with the photographs.
Picture added on 25 September 2008
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