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 RAF Wyton
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No: 30038   Contributor: John Irwin   Year: 1960   Manufacturer: Alvis   Country: United Kingdom
RAF Wyton

this is the one that blew up at Wyton 1961, i took this photo in 1960, have more if interested,
John Irwin (ex RAF fire service)
Picture added on 22 November 2011 at 12:28
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Hello John, i am always interested in pictures of older RAF vehicles.

Added by Bristol Bob on 22 November 2011.
Hi John, I would love to see more pics of old RAF Fire Service vehicles

Added by Gordon Smith on 22 November 2011.
John, no show without Punch! I too would like to see some more old pics of the RAF Fire Service, thanks.

Added by Pav on 24 November 2011.
Through this picture I was able to get in touch with someone from my home village and last saw in 1961 really chuffed a good day

Added by Bill Sanders on 25 November 2011.
John, My Father drove one of the MK6s at RAF Pershore. He was what was I believe Defence Fire Service at that time. Is it possible to contact you and find out what other pictures you have please.

Added by Ian Lisseman on 18 September 2012.
John,
I believe that the vehicle is an FV651(A) Alvis Salamander with the top hamper being built by Pyrene .
It has a 240hp Rolls Royce B81 8 in line petrol engine, driving through a Wilson pre-selector transmission.
Some 80 units were supplied to the RAF, the foam discharge rate through the manual monitor plus 2 side lines is 5000gpm for 2 minutes.
Regards,
Steve

Added by Steve Prosser on 25 September 2013.
Hi John my name is Paul Whitehead (sac), I served at RAF WYTON Fire section from 1966/69. I would love to see any old photo's along with the names of any serving members of that time.

Regards....Paul Whitehead.

Added by Paul Whitehead on 20 April 2014.
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