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MHA999F Dennis F27 Metz W Midlands
Fire Engine Photos
No: 41413   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2019   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
MHA999F Dennis F27 Metz W Midlands

1970s ex Smethwick Borough. Repainted dayglo as West Mids did then.

Late Alastair Collins collection - used with permission.
Picture added on 04 September 2019 at 15:11
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The work that Petros has put into publishing the Alastair Collins Collection is probably without equal in fire service circles, I doubt anyone else has the knowledge and patience to carry out this task. Alastair Collins served in the AFS in the Manchester area and later was a retained firefighter in north Wales. His work as an electrician took him all over the U.K. and unbeknown to his family he photographed fire engines where ever he went. After Alastair died in 2016 two large boxes of slides were found in his workshop, almost none had information with them. It was only by accident that they came to me and I only knew Petros from his photos published here of the Cynwyd fire he had taken in 1976. Those of us who knew Alastair are deeply indebted to Petros for his work as a fire service historian.

Added by Alan Woodward on 06 September 2019.
Alan -

It is indeed a fabulous archive!

Added by Rob Johnson on 11 September 2019.
Is this not an F30 something? The front seems more like a F38 than any other F24-27 that I can recall seeing?

Added by Andy on 08 November 2019.
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