EventPlan & the National Trust's Annual 1940s Weekend

Hughenden Manor 2014

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David White's National Fire Service 1942 Austin K2 Auxilliary Towing Vehicle with Trailer Pump(GLT 396)of the National Fire Service. Some 4,000 of these vehicles were ordered by the Home Office during the Second World War for the N.F.S.who used them to tow heavy trailor pumps.Based on the 2 ton lorry chassis,they were fitted with utility bodywork accomandating a crew of six,hoses and a 30ft ladder.The Austin K2 units were not designed to carry water,they just carried equipment and crew.

Antony McCallum