C836 AAS Bedford LFA

C836 AAS Bedford LFA


Appliance Registration Make / Model Type Current Vehicle Status
C836 AAS
Bedford LFA
Light Fire Appliance
Undergoing Restoration


Just arrived from Fulton & Wylie and awaiting fitting out before allocation to Castlebay. Photo from Alistair MacDonald.

A standard Bedford CF commercial van which was converted by Fulton and Wylie of Irvine into a Light Fire Appliance. This was one of a batch of five.

Its first station was Castlebay on the Isle of Barra where it served from 1986 until the nineties when it was moved to Tongue. It served there until 2001 when it became a reserve motor until being disposed of in 2003.

Capable of carrying a crew of six it also had a 90 gallon water tank with a hose-reel mounted on top of it and a featherweight pump plumbed in. The “featherweight” pump could be easily disconnected if it was required to pump from a river or a dam etc.   It also had the obligatory Banana Pump commonly found on Volunteer Units and a Stirrup Pump for their commonest turnout, a chimney fire.

This vehicle is owned by Jimmy Miller and displayed by the kind permission of The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum
and Heritage Centre
The Old Fire Station Dalrymple Street
PA15 1LY


Registered Scottish Charity (SC043929)