Today the K2 and Trailer Pump featured in the Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association parade through the town down to Poolbrook Park where we were able to do a pumping display drawing water from the lake. I was assisted by a couple of stewards to get the suction set into the lake and a couple of ground monitors set up.
Every time we did a display, it started raining!
I have recently made a branch holder, based on the drawings on page 87 of Book 1 of the Manual of Firemanship. ‘The Auxiliary Fireman’ mentions that these can easily be made by a local blacksmith, as they are not exactly high-tech equipment. Today I had the first opportunity to test it, and it worked very satisfactorily. A cheap alternative to a Ground Monitor!