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Fire Service photo

Post by Bug4029 » Mon May 06, 2019 4:02 am

Hi,
Fire Service photo, I wonder if the vehicle still exists? Nothing on DVLA basic searches.

Kind regards,
George
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Re: Fire Service photo

Post by Geoff » Mon May 06, 2019 11:50 am

Can you provide a link to where the image can be viewed larger? I can't read the registration number clearly.
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Re: Fire Service photo

Post by Bug4029 » Mon May 06, 2019 12:00 pm

Geoff wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:50 am
Can you provide a link to where the image can be viewed larger? I can't read the registration number clearly.
It's WWW199X.

Kind regards,
George

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Re: Fire Service photo

Post by Geoff » Mon May 06, 2019 12:25 pm

Tax expired in 2006, so not hopeful, but could be sitting in a shed somewhere. Where did you find the photo?
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Re: Fire Service photo

Post by Bug4029 » Mon May 06, 2019 11:12 pm

Online purchase. Seller emailed me as follows 'Hi George, sorry I dont know, I got the photo in the 80s when I was in the RAF Fire Service, I wrote to 100s of fire appliance companies-airports and fire services to ask for photos and this was one of the ones I had sent to me, I think it was from an appliance company but not sure.' Kind regards, George

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Re: Fire Service photo

Post by Geoff » Tue May 07, 2019 12:10 pm

Thanks. Great looking truck. Thanks for posting. Do you know which company built it? A search on the net produced this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/homer---- ... 015752185/

DVLA show this as a Sandringham and on a SORN
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Re: Fire Service photo

Post by Geoff » Wed May 08, 2019 1:22 am

Just found this - looks just like yours:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129987725 ... otostream/

There is a picture of the same vehicle from the rear on page 98 of James Taylor's Land Rover Series 3 Specification Guide showing the decals 'BRITISH INTERNATIONAL HELICOPTERS' in white on the rear offside upper panel. Built by VF Specialist Vehicles - James Taylor refers to their 'distinctive short rear overhang'. DVLA shows this one last taxed in 2001.
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Re: Fire Service photo

Post by Bug4029 » Wed May 08, 2019 5:59 pm

Fantastic research, and some great photos. Thanks Geoff.

Kind regards,
George

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