Devon D series Dennis
DEVON FIRE BRIGADE 1979 - 1995
EXETER CALL SIGN 32-1 1979 - 1981
EXTER RETAINED 32-3 1981 - 1983
SEATON RETAINED 42-1 1983 - 1995
CHASSIS NO 3371/1294
WPO NO 433072/4
LACON SERIAL NO S2215
BAYLEY SERIAL NO 2310
ENGINE PERKINS T6.3543 DIESEL
Built in 1979 by PCC Motor Bodies in Newton Abbott and commissioned for Devon Fire Brigade by their own workshops in the same year.
All Devon Dennis D series were de-commissioned in 1995 and 14 of the batch were donated to Romania as an aid package. 2 were broken for spares and 2 remained in the UK, SJY 845T being one of them. At this time, the original body builders, PCC Motor Bodies, purchased this appliance from Devon Fire Brigade and displayed it in their works then later in a Plymouth museum. The museum closed in 2005, PCC had no space so SJY 845T was purchased by father and son collectors in Hampshire. In June 2005, the pair purchased a sister appliance of this and lack of space brought the opportunity for the current owner.
Picture added on 28 December 2006