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A309 FRA is a Freight Rover Fire Engine used privately …



A309 FRA is a Freight Rover Fire Engine used privately by Rolls Royce. The Freight Rover was a demonstrator offered to Rolls-Royce by its manufacturers to fill a stop-gap requirement to replace a Carmichael Land Rover FT5 which had been seriously damaged in an RTA. It was not a satisfactory purchase, and was not up to the job required of it. Within weeks of use, the exhaust pipe from the pump set fire to the rear of the appliance!

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XYM 677 This is a 1960 Matchless G3LS motorbike…



XYM 677 This is a 1960 Matchless G3LS motorbike which was with the AFS. It has a 350cc engine and was stored in a Scottish aircraft hanger with eight other examples when the AFS disbanded in 1968. 11 years later it was sold to a private owner.



The rear view of the Matchless, showing the canvas panniers and solitary rear light (arm signals were used for turning).

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