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Commer Miles and Ford HCBA WrTs Gloucs
Fire Engine Photos
No: 41190   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2019   Manufacturers: Commer, Ford   Country: United Kingdom
Commer Miles and Ford HCBA WrTs Gloucs

late 1960s Gloucestershire line up

Late Alastair Collins collection - used with permission.
Picture added on 12 June 2019 at 11:13
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The D series at the right is one of the first eleven D series sold to UK fire services in 1967. These had the standard tiling truck cab and a separate crew compartment. Not exactly elegant, but practical and inexpensive!

These - and later additional orders - replaced the many older Commer Miles units in the Gloucestershire fleet. In this photo two examples are shown; an older mid 1950s T grille water tender on the left and a newer early 1960s escape with the later full width silver painted grille.

The D series was eventually supplied to around thirty UK brigades, as well as several factory brigades, but sales never caught up with the Bedford TK - which was introduced several years earlier and was also a great fire appliance chassis.

Many D series also went into fire service fleets in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and other overseas locations...

Added by Rob Johnson on 25 July 2019.
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