Ford BACV at Shoreham
One of 3 West Sussex BA Control Vans, CPO 635L, a Ford Contact, introduced in 1973, originally painted in Coventry yellow livery. This appliance served at Worthing until 1993, when it was moved to Shoreham by Sea until retired in 1995, seen here in it's final year in the drill yard at Shoreham. The other two machines at Chichester (CPO 637L) & Horsham (CPO 636L) had the blue. flashing lights on the body rather than the cab
roof and were retired a year earlier. They carried a BA compressor, spare BA sets & cylinders, BA servicing equipment, gas tight Chemical suits, decontamination shower etc, the rear section openned out to perform control functions.
Picture added on 06 September 2009 at 09:40