Our old fire engine has finally departed. Our Chubb Pursuer was bought by an enthusiast who explained his purchase with “Well, I’ve always fancied a fire engine”. We can’t argue with that!
The Chubb Pursuer (Reynolds Boughton) has been at the airport since 2002. One of only 15 built, it was originally operated at the CAA fire training school in Teesside before moving to Staverton Airport (Gloucester) in 1993. It has a Rolls Royce B81 engine and can hold 1362 litres of water.
In the meantime we have a new fire engine, providing CAT 1 fire cover. It is built around a Land Rover Discovery and is much more agile than the Chubb!
Photography by Brian Nicholas