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East sussex Fire brigade Jeep Rescue Tender
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No: 5503   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 1985   Manufacturers: Angloco, Jeep   Country: United Kingdom
East sussex Fire brigade Jeep Rescue Tender

Unknown Reg.This is one of three Jeep J20 6X6 Angloco Rescue Tenders in use with the East Sussex Fire Brigade from 1983/84 and was located at the fire station in Hastings.The other 2 I beleave were based at Brighton,and the other at Lewes which was the brigades Headquarters.
Picture added on 06 January 2008
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The registration of this rescue tender once used by the
East Sussex Fire Brigade at Hastings was E331 DJK.I just
found this out by having another old negative recopied,
and so a better photo will be sent to site in due course.

Added by Pete Matten on 09 February 2008.
Extremely close with the registration - it was actually B331 OJK - very easily misread from a photo.

Added by Ian Moore on 10 February 2008.
Thanks Ian, yea I've said before the old eyes are starting
to let me down now and again and you are right....Thanks.

Added by Pete Matten on 10 February 2008.
Hi ESFB had 4 of these Jeeps at Brighton, Hastings, Uckfield and Battle.Lewes ran one in the yearly 90s as a heavy rescue unit before the arival of the Volvo in 1994.

Added by Shaun R. on 17 April 2008.
I think B331 OJK was either written off in an accident or, was used as spares for the other 3 Jeeps in East Sussex as for a short while in 1999/2000 I owned and rallied A778 EPN the J20 based at Uckfield, its workshop records show it had a replacement rear axle from B331 OJK fitted on 23.11.90 (B331 OJK is listed as scrap on A778's equipment record) A778 EPN itself had major accident repairs from October 1987 - February 1988 -steering/gearbox and radiator .
When new A778 EPN cost £18750 for the chassis and £12675 for the Angloco body plus the winch/compressor etc and £100 delivery! This was a fantastic vehicle to drive and had a 5.3 litre V8 petrol engine but returned 14mpg on unleaded petrol ! I regretted selling it but had to clear space for the arrival of my 1934 Dennis Big Six from York.

Added by Rick Loudon on 25 January 2009.
Forgot to say I sold A778 EPN in 2000 to Queens Motors of Purley in South London as an airbag recovery unit for use primarily on the southern section of the M25 if you go to their website there is a picture of it in a white livery I understand it is now out of use ! anyone fancy making a phone call ??

Added by Rick Loudon on 26 January 2009.
Thanks for the picture Pete, Rick is there any truth in the rumour, that came to me via an Angloco employee, that these were nicknamed "wallowing pigs"? That company turned out some very strange machines in the late seventies and early eighties. As I learned to my expense!

Added by John Stott on 27 January 2009.
Hi John,

I can't comment on that rumour, having never driven one fully laden to a 'shout' having said that, the design style and body/equipment layout would lead me to think they were a pig to drive under 'efads' but, I still really regret selling it - to have so much power under the bonnet that you could actually sit
at traffic lights, 'blip' the accelerator and flex the chassis had to be seen to be believed !!

Added by Rick Loudon on 27 January 2009.
Oh well Rick, rumour it remains! I remember the Tacr 2 being a pig in traffic and by the look of this I am glad I didn't get to drive one! lol!

Added by John Stott on 27 January 2009.
just a note to say I still have the ex.lewes machine A779EPN I keep it at Manston in Kent

Added by Mike Baker on 11 April 2009.
Hi Mike are you interested in selling A779 EPN, is it still in Original condition? .
Many thanks Ian

Added by Ian Burnham on 20 July 2009.
Just for info...I own E935 JFA which is very similar to the pic. above but has a lower profile body. Think it was based in Staffordshire. Its in very good condition and needs little work for next years shows. Has anybody any info or pics of this vehicle when in service as I would love to know more.
Adrian. Oswestry

Added by Adrian Hyde on 25 October 2010.
Hello. I've recently bought A778 EPN. It's been a bit neglected over the last few years and needs a bit of tidying up or converting to a new use. It's eminently saveable but is probably a bigger project than I first thought, so I plan to re-advertise it as is. If it doesn't sell then I'll bite the bullet and spend some time doing it up over the winter. Keep an eye on Ebay or, if anyone's interested then drop me a line and come and have a look. The vehicle is now near Lichfield in Staffordshire. Regards. Lee

Added by Lee Garnett on 26 October 2010.
Hi, I, ve just bought A778 EPN from Lee Garnett.I intend removing rear bodywork and building a transporter body to carry my Jeep cj10, and tow my caravan to shows.So keep an eye out next summer.PS I just took it up the road it goes like s**t of a shovel but very hairy on bends.

Added by Ian Tordoff on 09 December 2010.
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