Bugger me, a politician helping out during the floods?

#1
Howled with glee at this: Thunderbird 7

Jersey Councillor rocks up to help out in the floods in his own Stalwart! What a guy!

Best quote is: "Some men have a midlife crisis and buy a Porsche - I bought an Alvis Stalwart,"

Sign of the times when an appropriate crisis response comes from a bloke who got bored with restoring Morris Minors in his spare time.

Hats off to Condor Ferries who shipped it from Jersey for free.
 
#2
Indeed, I live in the affected county and it is good to see this sort of thing. I can only hope that the vehicle is put to good use.
One point though, if we kept Green Goddess trucks to cover fire strikes, why not keep a few Stalwarts for these types of emergencies?
 
#3
Don't load it up with anything too heavy 'cause you'll only have to unload it all again when it breaks down!!
 
#4
I was hugely impressed on my visit to Jersey. Although it was a beach of a DZ. Seemed to be a well run version of Britain.
How does Jersey select it's leaders, is there a mong filter sadly lacking in the UK?
 
#7
762baynet said:
Indeed, I live in the affected county and it is good to see this sort of thing. I can only hope that the vehicle is put to good use.
One point though, if we kept Green Goddess trucks to cover fire strikes, why not keep a few Stalwarts for these types of emergencies?
See Bushrider comments below :twisted:

God they were a pain in ain when they went wrong - but you could sleep in the louvers which were always warm - allegedly.

Well done to the Councillor and the Ferry Compay
 
#8
What was the 'stolly' replaced with?

Anything comparable in service now?
 
#9
When the Jersey field Sqn RE was formed,they had all the best equipment,because the States of Jersey bought it!!!
 
#10
When the Jersey Field Sqn RE was formed,they had all the best equipment,because the States of Jersey bought it!!!
 

oldbaldy

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#11
"Some men have a midlife crisis and buy a Porsche - I bought an Alvis Stalwart," he told BBC News.
Cracker :D
 
#13
There are a couple of bright yellow ones that do tourist trips up and down the Thames.

Starts off near Houses of Parliament on the road then tears off down a slipway and steams into the oggin like a bloody log-flume!

Then it's up and down the river for a few runs and back onto dry land again.

Great fun!

Saw the same sort of thing in Sydney.

DUKW is truck based, so spares aren't a problem apparently.
 
#14
one was hired by itn for news coverage it broke down and they had to be rescued :twisted:
 

oldbaldy

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#15
There's one in Hunstanton, does trips out in the Wash, high or low tide. :D
 
#16

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#18
Hat doffed. There's a mid-life crisis, and then, there's a mid-life crisis . . .
 

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