Monthly Archives: April 2013

History of our K4 Turntable Ladder, GXN215

I recently received a letter and two photos from Pete Matten, a firefighter in West Sussex. Pete writes: Worthing Fire Station showing the 1st pump, a 1942 Austin K4/Home Office escape carrying unit (ECU) and the 1944 Austin K4/Merryweather 60ft … Continue reading

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Fordson has a new windscreen

I had some steel channel made, and then silver-soldered the corners to make a frame. A piano hinge was soldered along the top, and a new laminated windscreen was made, and fitted today. The original opening restrainers are fitted onto … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal to unveil the new Notts Firefighters Memorial

Rather excited about meeting the Princess Royal in a few weeks time. I have been invited to represent the wartime National Fire Service on the guard of honour, and to provide a wartime Turntable Ladder as one of the three … Continue reading

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Mobile canteen progress

It seems that my initial assessment that the floor at least was sound, turns out to have been, ahem, wildly optimistic. If you think in terms of rust held together by dry rot and woodworm, you will not be far … Continue reading

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