Green Goddess

Green Goddess

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 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 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. The Auxiliary Fire Service was established as part of civil defence preparations after the Second World War, and subsequent events such as the Soviet Union detonating an atomic bomb made their presence as part of Britain's Civil Defence an important role supporting civilians. It was thought that a nuclear attack on Britain would cause a large number of fires, which would overwhelm the ordinary fire service, so a large stock of basic fire engines was ordered to form a reserve capacity. They were in continuous use by the AFS, until disbandment in 1968 by the Harold Wilson Government.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135869361
  • 9786135869361