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Great Dorset  Steam Fair 2008.
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No: 19355   Contributor: Morgan Chapman   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Austin   Country: United Kingdom
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2008.

Austin Gypsy i photoed on the day.
Picture added on 14 September 2009 at 10:55
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From 1959(82 ERL)this Austin Gypsy with front mounted Coventry Climax pump was one of the first batch of Austin Gypsys to be supplied to Cornwall County Fire Brigade.Unusually,it spent all its brigade operational service at just the one station,that being Saltash.
Disposed of in 1981,it was purchased by Falmouth Ship Repairers and used by the dockyard police for security patrols.The appliance finally went out of service in 1987 and into preservation.

Added by Pete Matten on 14 September 2009.
What is the significance of the blue & white chequered markings? Do they signify that the appliance is operated by the Falmouth Port Police?

Added by Bill Edwards on 17 June 2015.
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