SD5422 : Green Goddess

taken 6 years ago, near to Leyland, Lancashire, Great Britain

Green Goddess
Green Goddess
A preserved Bedford Green Goddess on the forecourt of the Commercial Vehicle Museum at Leyland (SD5422 : The British Commercial Vehicle Museum).

The Green Goddess is a colloquial name given to the Bedford RLHZ Self Propelled Pump, a fire engine used originally by the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS), and latterly by the British Armed Forces. These green-painted vehicles were built between 1953 and 1956 for the Auxiliary Fire Service. The design was based on a Bedford RL series British military truck.

After 1968, when the AFS was disbanded, the vehicles were put into storage, but occasionally used by the Armed Forces to provide fire cover in a number of fire strikes, notably in 1977 and 2002. They were also deployed to pump water in floods and droughts.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Leyland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5428 2214 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.6214N 2:41.6326W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5429 2213
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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British Commercial Vehicle Museum  Green Goddess  Fire Engine  Military Vehicle  1950s  Preserved Vehicle 

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