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GMC Ford D semi trailer CU
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No: 41366   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2019   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: United Kingdom
GMC Ford D semi trailer CU

1970s Looks like exercise Ringway Airport Manchester. GMC had a number of semi trailer control units over the years mostly based at Agecroft.

Late Alastair Collins collection - used with permission.
Picture added on 28 August 2019 at 12:12
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I have not heard of many fire brigades using semi trailers anywhere, except as high capacity tankers.

Are there any other examples?

Added by Rob Johnson on 29 August 2019.
I am writing an article at the moment about their use in UK. They are a surprising number. Will appear in Fire Cover hopefully at some point.

Added by Petros on 29 August 2019.
The former South Glamorgan had a community fire safety unit based on a semi trailer and Strathclyde had semi trailer based BA training units.
I'm not aware of any other semi trailer units that ran on "blues and two's" in the UK however.

Added by Andy Fish on 29 August 2019.
If you look at Delta 64 site Merseyside. Bankhall/Kirkdale had an Austin tractor unit with 2 semi-trailers and Belle-Vale had another Austin with a semi-trailer.

Added by Grant Melville on 30 August 2019.
Also on the Delta 64 site Cheshire had at least a couple of Leyland traactor units, one at Winsford and one at Northwich.

Added by Steve on 03 September 2019.
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