Land Rover Series 2a
Works fire brigade vehicle now in preservation and in excellent condition
London Fire Brigade
This vessel is now in preservation. It was launched in 1935 and used by the LFB until 1971. Having led an amazing life, she was involved in fighting fire in The Blitz on London during World War II as well as bringing troops back from Dunkirk. More recently, in 2002 and 2004, Suggs (from Madness) and the Salvage Squad helped restore Massey Shaw back to her former glory. She is now used for ceremonial duties and is run as an educational trust.
Based at Silvertown, London. The brakes had seized on and the vehicle hadn’t moved for two years. The cab is really dusty and dirty. The vehicle was previously in service with Royal Berkshire as a Water/Ladder before being converted into a foam tender for this small London chemical works.