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War Time fire engine Teesside 1984.
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No: 18388   Contributor: Chris Hall   Year: 1984   Manufacturer: Fordson   Country: United Kingdom
War Time fire engine Teesside 1984.

I'm not sure if this is a Morris Commercial, or a Fordson WOT (War Office Type). The recent posting of a similar machine on this site a few days ago, promted me to have a look for the one I had.
This was seen at Preston Park in 1984.
Picture added on 18 July 2009 at 01:18
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I am certain that this is a Fordson WOT1,used to be in service at Lydd airport.

Added by Bob on 18 July 2009.
The Ford Motor Company was probably the first manufacturer to supply specialised fire trucks for the Armed Forses.The appliance photographed here is a 1942 Fordson WOT1 Foam Tender.The'War Office Type 1'(WOT1)and three versions of this appliance are thought to have been built.
Hundreds of these appliances were built by Ford and were designed to carry a crew of two and featured a Ford V8 side valve 30-bhp engine.
In 1946,the Ministry of Civil Aviation purchased this appliance and used it at Lydd in Kent,then in 1977 it was given to the RAF Fire School at Catterick where it was totally renovated by the staff.It is now beleaved to be on display at Manston Airfield in Kent,and is beleaved to be one of only three to exist today.

Added by Pete Matten on 18 July 2009.
G, day, I restored one in Sydney Australia but it has no pump or tank. It was used by Sydney water board to protect Warragamba dam and township, then stripped to tank and tray for bushfire work.restored 23yrs ago still going .Regards john

Added by John boardman on 25 May 2011.
FAO John Boardman, could you post a pic of the Australian one. thanks, I used to drive the one above during my time at the RAF Fire School at RAF Catterick

Added by Gordon Smith on 25 May 2011.
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