A Pembrokeshire island has recently had a new fire engine delivered by an RAF Chinook Helicopter.
The engine was carried by the AmSafe Bridport 7 tonne Under-Slung HUSLE cargo net.
The 4×4 vehicle was airlifted three miles (4.8km) to Caldey island, home to 40 inhabitants including 18 monks who live at a monastery.
Apparently, the monks themselves were once responsible for running the fire service, but it has since been taken over by Mid and West Wales Fire Service.
Wing Commander Phil Greville, RAF regional liaison officer in Wales, said: “Air-lifting this type of vehicle underneath a Chinook has not been done before.
“The fire service needed to get a new fire appliance out to the island and we wanted to get this type of fire-vehicle approved for air-lift by Chinook.
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