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1948 Dennis F2 Braidwood Pump Escape
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No: 6339   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 1993   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
1948 Dennis F2 Braidwood Pump Escape

This is a 1948(reg JUE 612)Dennis F2 Braidwood Pump Escape supplied to the British Thompson Houston works Fire Brigade in Rugby,England.It is now beleaved to be the only Dennis F2 remaining in this country and was photographed in 1993 at the Southampton Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally at the Royal Victoria Country Park,Netley,Southampton.
Picture added on 24 February 2008
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there are 3 of these in ireland one in cork one in limerick and one in my own station here in waterford city all still in perfect working order and there are pics of thjem here on this site

Added by Mick Malone on 28 February 2008.
Mick, I can remember you posting your pictures afew months ago of
Waterford and they were great.I passed a comment at the time about
the livery.I especially liked the photo 4244 showing the Dennis F2
cared for and looked after by your station-A brilliant photograph.

Added by Pete Matten on 28 February 2008.
Mick and Pete - your F2's are beauts, and good to see so many preserved in Eire.
Do you know, this one, JUE 612, with single bench seat, could pass for a North American sedan-body rig - once you removed the Escape, of would have us all puzzling over the RHD !
Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat_R-B on 20 April 2008.
I am trying to trace another 1948 dennis fire engine. Its a monsanto chemicals engine - supposedly in a museum now but having no luck finding it?? any ideas please, as your engine is the same era.

Added by Zoe Ticehurst on 10 September 2008.
Zoe, the appliance in question I think your asking about is FDW 389. This was a 1948 Dennis F1 PFOT, and yes this was at the Monsanto Chemical Works in Newport, South Wales. The appliance is owned by W.A.F.E.R.S.The Welsh Area Fire Engine Society which was founded in based at Unit 34, Lonlas- Village Workshops near Skewen, where a small fire museum has been established.
Hope this helps. Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 12 September 2008.
Thanks Pete, Yes this is the exact fire engine, thanks for your help i will get in touch with them. I knew it had ended up somewhere like that! Really appreciate your help. My Dad restored it & i am keen to see where it has ended up after it departed out family years ago. Thanks Zoe

Added by Zoe Ticehurst on 17 September 2008.
Hi pete, my dad has restored a 1956 Dennis F2 and would like to get in contact with you due to a query he has on the dash board and just the fact he loves to talk about fire engines. He cant get on the net but thought the picture of yours is great. It would be great to hear back and i will give you his contact details or take yours If you wouldnt mind a chat with him. Thanks.

Added by Amy Hart on 23 November 2008.
Hello Amy, I really know very little about the manufacturing of fire appliances,
if your father though as a questions then just add it to the site, someone maybe
out there can help him out on anything he wants to know on the Dennis F2.
Checkout(picture #4240-picture #4243- picture #4244)by Michael Malone, or checkout(picture #9479 ) by
Gary Parkinson.These pictures are all well worth looking at on the Dennis F2.
Amy, you could also put picture of your fathers Dennis F2 on this site with any
questions and some help might be received hopefully doing it that way.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 23 November 2008.
May I know where I can purchase the fire engine model of Dennis F2, I try for many years but unsuccessfully!

Added by Stephen Lo on 05 February 2009.
This vehicle was delivered in 1950 chassis no 3311

Added by Barrie Green on 23 June 2012.
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