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Barbados Fire Service Bridgetown station
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No: 21287   Contributor: Matt Brown   Year: 2010   Country: Barbados
Barbados Fire Service Bridgetown station

Bridgetown Fire Station, Barbados
Picture added on 03 January 2010 at 23:57
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Matt, thank-you for posting an excellent series of pix from Barbados that included the fire stations.

I have some slides taken in 1991 by Simon Adamson when he visited the brigade whilst on his way to do a survey for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office of fire brigades in the dependent territories of the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Subsequently Fire-Aid International sent fire appliances to those brigades.

For the record, I have looked at the Barbados slides and can advise that he saw the following:

MP 462 - Bedford TK / HCB-Angus WrT (reserve)
MP 464 - Mercedes 1222 / Carmichael WrT
MP 465 - Bedford TL / HCB-Angus WrT
MP 466 - Bedford TK / Simon SS85 HP
MP 468 - Range Rover 6x4 / Carmichael RIV
MP 469 - AWD (Bedford) 4x4 / HCB-Angus WrT/ET
MP 471 - Thornycroft Nubian Major / HCB-Angus CrT
MP 474 - Land Rover Defender UV
MP 476 - Bedford TK / HCB-Angus WrT (reserve)
MP 478 - Bedford TL 1260 / Carmichael WrT
MP 479 - Bedford TK / HCB-Angus WrT (reserve)
MP 481 - Scammell Nubian Major / Carmichael CrT
MP 482 - Bedford TL 1260 / Carmichael / Magirus TL
MP 483 - Walter 4x4 RIV
MP 485 - Bedford TL 1260 / Carmichael WrT
MP 486 - Scammell Nubian Major / Carmichael CrT

From the above list it would appear that the fire service reuses registration numbers .

It seems that Mr Adamson only photographed the appliances at Headquarters (Bridgetown) and at the airport although some appliances had come in from out stations.

If he is agreeable, I'll see if I can scan in some of his pix and send them out. I wonder what happened to the HCB-Angus built Bedfords, probably now in little pieces!

Added by Simon Rowley on 04 January 2010.
@Simon - Would love to see whatever photos you may have of the Barbados Fire Service.

Added by Glyne Alleyne on 10 December 2010.
all of those bedfords are long gone except for one with a bucket escape, they were bought on auctions or destroyed in accidents. the ones bought at auction were used on farms as water pumps and rusted away in the fields.

Added by Mark clarke on 27 July 2012.
Bridgetown's, Scania looked good as it made a noisy run down Broad Street on Tuesday, 7th April 2015. Too quick for my camera but my heart went with them......

Added by Alan Smith on 14 April 2015.
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