1954 BEDFORD RL HZ GREEN GODDESS - £Auction
The Green Goddess is the colloquial name for the Bedford RLHZ Self Propelled Pump, a fire engine used originally by the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS), and latterly held in reserve by the Home Office until 2004, and available when required to deal with exceptional events, including being operated by the British Armed Forces during fire-fighters' strikes (1977 and 2002). These green-painted vehicles were built between 1953 and 1956 for the AFS. The design was based on a Bedford RL series British military truck. Those that served in Northern Ireland were painted yellow to distinguish them from military vehicles and they were fitted with mesh protection to the windows and lights. This example is said to be 1 of 25 that were painted yellow and used in Northern Ireland. The vendor states that it has had a full body restoration, and comes with lots of service history.
- 5286 Miles
- RefCode: TA1100900