On Friday 18th November 2022, we said farewell to Mick, and, on his final shout, he was carried carefully on the back of 240FLM which was indeed fitting as Mick had previously served at the old B29 New Cross fire Station, original home of 240FLM, from 1964 to 1969.
Michael ( Mick) joined the brigade in 1963 aged 22 after moving to London from Ireland where, after his initial training at Lambeth HQ, was posted to the then C40 (latterly post 1965- B29 New Cross) where he came to know 240FLM well as his service included TL training and operating this very appliance.
Family and friends gathered at the crematorium in Beckenham South London were very aware of this so there was a tremendous feeling of gratitude towards what we have done to bring the appliance back to life and what we endeavour to do now.
A very moving event for all of us.
Please note that these images are all copyright protected and supplied to us by Dave Porter, Steve Houston and Micks family.