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20th August

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‘Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum’

An illustrated presentation by Bill Welbourne

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An item from July’s Magazine
Editor – David Bradbrook

New Fire Engines for RAF bases

NEW fire engines have been sent to RAF bases across the UK in a bid to modernise the Ministry of Defence’s in-house fire and rescue service. RAF Brize Norton is one of the recipients of the 14 new-look vehicles, as part of Capita’s 12-year Defence Fire and Rescue Project (DFRP) contract. The fleet consists of 10 high reach extendable turret (HRET) strikers and four multi-purpose response vehicles (MPRV). The HRET technology enables greater fire suppression and control, from the cab of the vehicle, reducing the risk firefighters are exposed to, while the MPRV is designed to support both airfield and structural firefighting operations. The vehicles have been delivered to locations, including Brize Norton, for initial training, before becoming operational in September. A total of 128 vehicles will replace the current fleet over the course of Capita’s DFRP contract.

Key Magazine content for July

  • I beat sexism to fly Tornado but wasn’t allowed to drink pints like the lads

  • Norwich Airport restarting services and building programmes

  • EasyJet plans to close bases and cut staff

  • Air Livery quietly continues aircraft rebranding

  • New Fire Engines for RAF bases

  • Ex-Royal NZ Air Force Harvard aircraft set to fly again

  • Parham Airfield and British Resistance Museum – memories of our visit

  • The end of the beginning for 737 MAX re-approval is now in sight

  • The French Connection to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum – Part 2

  • PIA Airbus crash puts its future and that of many Pakistan pilots in doubt 
Keep up with the latest photographs and reports from Norwich Airport, provided by Andrew Elphick.

Norwich Airport Photos by Andrew Elphick

Norwich Airport Reports by Andrew Elphick