1941 Austin K2 Heavy Pumping Unit (reg GLE 820)
This is an 1941 Austin K2 Heavy Pumping Unit (reg GLE 820) with a 6cyl 28hp petrol engine built to a standard design to Home Office specification for wartime service,and would typically pump water at 700 gallons per minute through four delivery outlets.Simular units were built on Bedford,Morris Commercial and Fordson 7V chassis.This Austin K2 was supplied new to Fife Fire Brigade in Scotland.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 20 April 2008