London Fire Brigade

Dennis Lancet canteen van

The canteen van entered service with the Brigade in 1936.

It provided welcome hot drinks and light food at major fires and extended incidents. It served throughout World War II and well into the 1960s, making it one of the longest serving vehicles in London Fire Brigade fleet history.

Technical information

  • Crew: two firefighters
  • Equipment: fresh water tank, water heating boilers, crockery
  • Pumping capacity: N/A
  • Speed: 30pmh
  • Engine: Dennis
  • Fuel: petrol
  • Manufacturers: Dennis Brothers


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