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Dennis Pump rear view
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No: 20006   Contributor: Barrie Green   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis Pump rear view

Rear View of CRW 345 is a Dennis Pump,new to the works fire brigade of Coventry machine tool company Alfred Herbert in 1937.
Also on view at the Coventry Motor Museum.
Photograph taken 10.10.2009

See also picture #20005
Picture added on 14 October 2009 at 07:27
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Would this Pump have been involved in The Luftwaffe's Coventry Blitz of Nov/1940 and later air-raids?

I am curious to know whether all the Works' Fire Brigades (private company fire departments) were "taken up" and incorporated into the Auxiliary Fire Service and National Fire Service, in Great Britain, for the duration of the war. Or, did they stay semi-autonomous with their company...perhaps, an understanding to help out, outside their factory gates ?

Beauty of a little pumper.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 15 October 2009.
Yes Pat most defiantly this pump would have been used in the blitz in the Coventry area, I believe that works brigades remained 'outside' the NFS but would have helped out with local fires

Added by Barrie Green on 15 October 2009.
John Dickinson & Co. Ltd. Apsley Mills FB ran a separate additional AFS - NFS section but the original Fireman, full time and volunteers, were an autonomous brigade unit

Added by Paul Sturman on 03 October 2015.
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