The photograph is courtesy of the family of George Dey. George took many forestry photographs in his forestry career and many are now shown on this web site. Check under ‘Groups’ and George Dey Collection.
This is a shot of a fire at Culloden Wood being tackled by a PLM helicopter using John Martin designed bucket with drop down hose and fire foam. The follow on shots seem to indicate the bucket was being filled by the fire tender and also having foam added at that point.
Does anyone remember this incident and know how effective or otherwise this fire fighting system was?