Sydney Airport Fire Service c.1947-48

Airport Fire Service vehicles lined up at Sydney/Kingsford Smith airport c. 1948-49. Note the DCA logo on the door of the tender. At this time most Fire Service vehicles were ex-military disposals and the Fire Service itself was largely drawn from volunteers working on the airport in other capacities.

The aircraft in the background is a civil CAC Wackett trainer.

(Photo: CAHS collection)


A Simplex Tender 'K' Solution of the Sydney/Kingsford Smith Airport Fire Service, photographed c. 1948-49. These vehicles were in service until 1962. Note the DCA logo on the door.

(Photo: CAHS collection)

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