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Bedford /Miles HRT ex Hertfordshire  URO 552
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No: 21022   Contributor: Petros   Year: 1985   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Bedford /Miles HRT ex Hertfordshire URO 552

1985 Duxford rally.
Picture added on 12 December 2009 at 09:58
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My records show this is a Bedford J4 with Miles bodywork, one of six supplied to the Hertfordshire Fire Service in 1955. It is very likely that it is an Bedford A-type rather than J4 (anyone?). It was stationed at Much Hadham for some of its service and possibly also at Stevenage. It was in preservation in the late 80s at Rickmansworth and I believe was later re-registered FSV 686. I seem to remember it was damaged - does it still exist?

Added by Simon Rowley on 19 December 2009.
it's A-type possibly A6 short wheel base tipper
chassis..I think the J type followed on from the A
in about 1958.

Added by A.j.alexander on 19 December 2009.
Spot on Aj! The A6 was a very common chassis and much loved in the forces as a "one tonner". Bedford chassis always seemed to make a brilliant base for fire appliances, more than can be said for some of todays offerings.

Added by John Stott on 20 December 2009.
Now a coffee stall ! quite a sympathetic conversion actually and better than being scrapped.

Added by Craigw on 14 March 2017.
you can see it at

Added by Peter Williams on 17 March 2017.
With reference to the first comment about this vehicle, I am the owner of PBM 609 that has damage to the N/S front end and n/S roof above door, possibly mine you are thinking of?

Added by David Harris on 23 November 2017.
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