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Spargone

master brummie
Why did our fire crews change to wearing light brown tunics, as being worn by crews in the USA? Is just the case that the fabric used has special properties making it 'best of class' or are we just following USA fashion, (don't get me started on the idiotic fad of doctors slinging stethoscopes around their necks, 'fireman lift' style, rather than hooked ready for action!)
Did British firefighters ever keep Dalmation dogs or is that just a US/Lego thing? As a boy I knew where all the fire hydrants were; my nephews didn't even know that they existed in the UK (too many US cartoons!). I think the US-style has something to do with sticking up above the snow. Apologises for moving off topic but once a question gets in my mind...
 

paul stacey

master brummie
Caterham, no place like home, Aggie, had a mate called Alan Fisher, Hill Top, West Brom, I think the (Sgt in Waiting ), was (Jessie) James, though 50 odd years later could be wrong. Paul
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Click on EDIT, Highlight and then click delete. To ensure its disappearance just type the word 'deleted' and re-post that.
 

aggie2347

master brummie
One for Spargone. All Fire Tunics from the late 60s were made from Nomex fire retardant material a great improvement from the old black Melton material cnScreenshot_20191107-205958_Dropbox.jpgolours and designs have changed over the years and now seem to have settled on light brown but I am told the new Fire Kit is not very popular with crews.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Whilst the lancer style (tradition with the 'V' shaped button design, looked smarter better than the present styles it did not have the protection that the modern kit does. Helmets and footwear have also changed over the years.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
How do you delete a post that I have posted inadvertently?
hi aggie members can not completely delete a post but as said by alan you can edit it out and just add the word deleted or posted in error...moderators will do the rest for you

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Bob Davis

Bob Davis
The RSM said I have seen better dressed tramps than you put him in the book. On another occasion when I tried to grow a moustache he said I looked like a rat looking over a lavatory brush get it off.
Didn't those old sweats have delightful , colourful and often obscenity free way of making you squirm, but a rat looking over a lavatory brush is as good as I have heard. Stand...wait for it, wait for it...easy.
Bob
 

Radiorails

master brummie
The Fire Service and Army have been portrayed here, now the R.A.F.
This is 617 Squadron R.A.F., after the German dams raid photographed at RAF Scampton in May 1943, so, sadly, not all of those gallant men are there.
Appropriate, I believe, as all have now passed on and 11/11 is only three days away.

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Radiorails

master brummie
Many here cant read Facebook, Aggie. Plus the link does not work for me or is probably blocked. Actually I block all those types of site - too much posting home.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Alan
It does not come up for me either. Maybe (but almost certainly not) Facebook has decided to block photos taken from our site without attribution !
 

aggie2347

master brummie
Many here cant read Facebook, Aggie. Plus the link does not work for me or is probably blocked. Actually I block all those types of site - too much posting home.
Radiorails, That's a pity because I have lots of videos that I have already posted on Facebook (closed site) but they are too large for this site I will try and reduce the originals and see what happens.
 
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