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Teesside Airport ex- Green Goddes
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No: 6307   Contributor: Paul Warnock   Year: 2000   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Teesside Airport ex- Green Goddes

Ex - Green Goddess. Belonged to Teesside Airport or the training centre, photographed a number of years ago when fire engine rally was held at the Airport. No other details available.
Picture added on 22 February 2008
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was used as runway snow plough

Added by Bob Ewing on 20 October 2008.
Thanks for the info Bob

Added by Paul Warnock on 20 October 2008.
It was brought from the Home Office stores at Yeadon for Teesside Airport F S (the training school was still situated at Stansted Airport at that time maybe about 1971ish) and was used as a Rescue Tender. It was replaced by an American 4 x 4 Rescue Tender and was used as a snow plough. The airport firemen used to operate snow clearance. I have the registration number somewhere.

Added by Barrie Green on 20 October 2008.
Barry, if you can remember the reg can you post it please. It will be listed in "Green Machine", thanks. We also used one at Leeds / Bradford as a water tender and plough.

Added by John Stott on 21 October 2008.
The Yellow ex-Green Goddess.For the model collector,Oxford Diecast have just released in the Coventry Yellow livery an ex-AFS Green Goddess in the markings of the Coventry Fire Brigade.The city was the pioneer of yellow fire engines and the actual vehicle modelled went to Coventry as Pump No7 in the Coventry fleet,then in 1974 was tranferred into the West Midlands Fire Service fleet.It later was operated by Coventry Airport whose fleet of appliances were also in the Coventry Yellow livery.The model is a must for any collector of Bedfords,and especially the Green Goddess(Yellow)RLHZ fire engine.

Added by Pete Matten on 06 November 2009.
Yellow is an interesting colour for these "Green Goddedss's"

Added by David Jones on 19 May 2010.
Yellow was used a lot on airport appliances and still is.The fleet of Goddess that went to Northern Island for strike duty were also painted yellow so they stood out from the normal appliances

Added by Dave Price on 20 May 2010.
The "Yellow Goddess" fleet for Northern Ireland were painted such to distinguish them from Armed Forces vehicles not "normal" appliances. They had mesh screens fitted to windows and most had locker doors over hosereels to avoid them being pulled off by kids etc. Yellow was chosen as it is one of the few bright non sectarian colours. Mesh screens were fitted to stop injury in attacks on vehicles at a time that NIFB appliances had bulletproof sliders inside front screens,I know which screen I would rather sit behind on the Shankhill Road!

Added by Gary Simpson on 20 May 2010.
not a nice place to be to be a firefighter then

Added by David Jones on 29 May 2010.
Sounds like the South Bronx in the 1960s, when FDNY pumpers were actually equipped with a shotgun!

Added by Rob Johnson on 22 March 2018.
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