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HCB Angus Bedford Malta Historic Vehicle Trust
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No: 17056   Contributor: Malcolm Mifsud   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: Malta
HCB Angus Bedford Malta Historic Vehicle Trust

1985 HCB Angus Bedford, ex-oxfordshire, ex-Enemalta. Currently in the safe hands of the Malta Historic Vehicle Trust, maltahistoricvehicles.com. Seen here on her first outing at the Militray Mtarfa Day on the 17th of May 2009
Picture added on 17 May 2009 at 23:57
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And still as amazing as the day it was built, simple, rugged yet long lasting, how many modern fire appliances will last this long ? not many give the amount of chassis rot on some of the machines around here ....

Added by John Johnstone on 18 May 2009.
John, got it in one! I think this has to rate alongside some Dennis machines, as the best Type B ever made.

Added by John Stott on 18 May 2009.
what replaced this appliance at Enemalta ?

Added by Rick Loudon on 18 May 2009.
This one looks nice! If only Oxford Diecast would do a model of a TK "Angus", these appliances were all over the UK and had several different liveries, they also looked unmistakeably british.

Added by George A'court on 18 May 2009.
Might I mention that this vehicle was only withdrawn from service last year, and the Civil Protection department and the Police department still have bedfords like this in service, although rarely used.

Added by Malcolm Mifsud on 18 May 2009.
They have a Mercedes now, still doesn't look better than the Angus

Added by Malcolm Mifsud on 18 May 2009.
As Malcolm has said, Enemalta now use a Mercedes (can't remember the model number), ex Yorkshire Fire Brigade.

Added by Mario on 18 May 2009.
A true labour of love Mario. But what a beauty she looks. Well done to you and your oppo's.

Added by Derek Lawbuary on 19 May 2009.
Mario, you are welcome to all the Mercs we can send you, but please can we have the Bedfords back?

Added by John Stott on 19 May 2009.
;-) not a chance mate!

Added by Mario on 20 May 2009.
Thanks for the comments Derek, nice surprise to meet you here!

Added by Mario on 20 May 2009.
She looks gorgeous guys!!! She couldn't be in safer hands. All the Best.

Added by Martin Zammit on 20 May 2009.
she looks fantastic, much better than our current machine ( Scanny series 3 )looks. A credit to you guys!!

Added by Stevie Murray on 20 May 2009.
Ok Mario, looks like we invade Malta then!! lol!

Added by John Stott on 20 May 2009.
You're more than welcome! Drop us a line when you're on your way ;-))

Added by Mario on 20 May 2009.
John Stott, can you pick me up please to invade Malta as my cycle has a puncture, if we drop you a line Mario, will you pull the kettle on mate ? :-)

Added by John Johnstone on 20 May 2009.
No probs! Two sugars or one?

Added by Mario on 20 May 2009.
Sure thing Mario, I will be bringing my mate John, he likes Bedfords and Bedfords, he also drinks loads of tea!
lol John, it could end up like Last of The Summer Wine eh?

Added by John Stott on 21 May 2009.
Mario, no sugar in tea but one in coffee thanks mate !
John, think you could be right there mate, is there any other make of fire engine other than Bedford and Dennis ? ps love last of the summer wine, great fun !

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