“If you are frightened of high places, the top step on the ladder of the London Fire Department’s new aerial truck is no place for you. Here is a bird’s eye view of the truck taken by Free Press Chief Photographer Bob Turnbull, whose feet are in the foreground, with the ladder extended its full 75 feet.” This is the caption from the London Free Press. During a brief ceremony, the keys to the $32,000 vehicle were handed over to London Mayor Allan J. Rush at Central Fire Hall on King Street.
August 13, 1951
Western University Archives, London Free Press Negative Collection.