Ford Auxiliary Towing Vehicle

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Date Added: Tuesday, 15th June, 2004
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In August 1941 the National Fire Service was created by nationalising the over 1600 Local Authority fire brigades and absorbing the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS).   The Government approved the purchase of specialist towing vehicles to replace the assortment of civilian types that had been pressed into service to tow the many thousands of trailer pumps needed to fight wartime fires.

Most were built on the Austin K2 chassis, but the Ford (Fordson) WOT2H was also used.   During the war these vehicles were used by all three services.   Many soldiered on in Local Authority fire brigades for years after the end of hostilities.

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