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Bedford CF States of Jersey 1990.
Ambulance Photos
No: 2630   Contributor: Chris Hall Teesside UK   Year: 1990   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: Channel Islands
Bedford CF States of Jersey 1990.

This lovely Bedford was responding to a call in St Helier back in 1990. My Hotel was adjacent to the fire and ambulance stations, and so gave me the opportunity to get a few pics. Jersey ambulances had (in 1990 at least) a peculiar three tone horn which was both attractive and distinctive.
Picture added on 06 February 2011 at 08:22
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I know it's a long time since this picture was added but a bit more info. on the 3 tone horns. These were introduced in around 1980 by the then Chief Ambulance Officer, Squadron Leader (retd) Ian Le Gresley. Canny man that he was, he got fed up with complaints from the public moaning about 'these new fangled two tone horns all hours of the day or night'. He figured that he could dismiss such moans by telling them that if it was 2 tones it must have been Fire or Police, my ambulances have 3 tone horns.

Added by Joe Bedford on 20 January 2015.
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