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Auxiliary Fire Service Commer Bikini Unit Dudley
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No: 38608   Contributor: Jonathan Wade   Year: 2015   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Auxiliary Fire Service Commer Bikini Unit Dudley

1950s built Home Office Auxiliary Fire Service Transportable Water Unit (Bikini Unit) based on a Commer Q4, registration probably RYX 458. One of the three inflatable rafts is being loaded onto the top of the cab roof, its normal stowing point. Photo dated 15th May 1957 on the day of the opening of a new Civil Defence Headquarters at Dudley.
Picture added on 21 May 2015 at 09:33
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Ok lads! You 2 on top pull, and you 2 push from the ladders!

Anders F. Sweden.

Added by Anders Fallström on 23 August 2015.
it really was hard work to stow all the kit back on these appliances

Added by Alan on 08 July 2016.
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