1940 Bedford Heavy Unit (FYH 104)
1940 Bedford Heavy Unit (FYH 104).During World War 2,around 1,000 pumps were built on Bedford chassis,and most were capable of producing 700gpm through four delivery outlets and were designated Heavy Units.Also during this same period of time many were produced and could deliver 1,100gpm through six deliveries and were designated as Extra Heavy Units.
Through bomb and flame,they stood their ground,with just an axe,or branch in hand.
No thought for themselves,just others around,they gave so much,protecting our land.
As bomb after bomb,fell to ground,that terrible noise,that terrible sound. The young and the old,they all did their bit,those very brave firemen,sadly now many dead.
Many have gone,but will not be forgot,for all that they did,and much they could not
They all did their best,in our hour of need,those hundreds of firemen,a very brave breed.
We'll never forget them,and all that they did,to make this world better,and life better to live.
God bless the many,that have sadly now gone,we shall remember them,freedom and peace cannot be wrong.
Picture added on 13 April 2008