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Manston Lane, Charles H. Roe Ltd, Cross Gates Carriage Works, Ministry of Works Flying Squad Vehicle (Cross Gates)
Black & White imageC1942 This is one of twelve articulated trailer kitchen vans ordered by the Ministry of Works 'Flying Squad' from Charles H. Roe Ltd, Cross Gates Carriage Works in Manston Lane. The order was completed in April 1942 using Bedford OXC tractor units. A further 48 were requisitioned which included an equipped kitchen in the rear portion and bunks to sleep twelve men at the front. They were used by the Ministry of Works for emergency flying squads of building personnel to clear up after air raids in World War 2.
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