The Green Goddess - P.R.V. List

We are attempting to find out what happened to all 150 PRV bodied Green Goddesses. Below is our list to-date - can you help fill in the gaps?  However, for all you keen Green Goddess spotters out there, we have a greater challenge!  If you see ANY GG hiding in a yard or under a bush somewhere, looking forlorn and unloved, please tell us.  There are over a thousand Green Goddesses (including the elusive genus species the 'PRV GG') that were sold off by the Home Office and we'd like to ascertain all those that have survived.  We can promise that there are definitely no prizes whatsoever!  But there is the kudos!!! So please tell us by emailing: (Note: This email address is STRICTLY ONLY for Green Goddess sightings as all email is distributed to several interested parties.)

Green Goddesses bodied by Park Royal Vehicles (see LEGEND below)

Chassis
No.
Body
No.
M F

PGW51

37444

T

Sold at Plymouth February 1970

PGW52

37445

Working?

T

To Cranfield Aerodrome 1989

PGW53

8268

37446

Preserved

T

To LWV January '72. To Mines Safety. Then to Knysna Fire Dept. SA - restored at George, Western Cape, SA and now on display at George Transport Museum

PGW54

37447

T

 

PGW55

8091

37448

Working?

T

To Shell Petroleum April '74. To LWV May '73.  Sold at Ruddington December 1971

PGW56

37449

U

Sold at Winchester February 1971

PGW57

37450

Preserved

D

Owner known - (Chatham Dock April 2013 - Cranfield as WrT from abt March '78)

PGW58

37451

U

Sold at Winchester February 1971

PGW59

37452

U

 

PGW60

37453

B

Sold at Colchester April 1970

PGW61

8177

37454

Working?

L

To Norwich Airport October '68 as FoTP. WrC in 1981. Spare in 1989

PGW62

37455

 

Sold at Bicester May 1970

PGW63

37456

 

Sold at Hereford late 1970

PGW64

37457

 

PGW65

37458

 

Sold at Ruddington March 1971

PGW66

37459

 

Sold at Hereford late 1970

PGW67

37460

 

Sold at Ruddington March 1971

PGW68

8250

37461

Exported

 

Exported to Velverk, Iceland. & Kopasker FB (from Midland Marts & LWV August '70)

PGW69

37462

Working?

U

To LWV January '72. To Mines Safety

PGW70

37463

U

 

PGW71

37464

 

Sold at Plymouth February 1970

PGW72

37465

 

Sold at Ruddington March 1971

PGW73

37466

 

Sold at Plymouth February 1970

PGW74

37467

 

 

PGW75

 

37468

Working?

  

 

To LWV. Sold at Hereford late 1970

PGW76

 

37469

  

 

 

PGW77

 

37470

 

PGW78

8279

37471

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW79

7796

37472

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW80

7830

37473

Scrapped?

M

F

Presumed scrapped (Plate Available 2013) at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW81

7659

37474

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW82

7882

37475

Preserved?

M

F

Preserved? Located? - Owner unknown (at WSV for disposal, BURBERRY Worthing) 

PGW83

8227

37476

Scrapped

M

F

Presumed scrapped post FRESCO

PGW84

6947

37477

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW85

7779

37478

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW86

7810

37479

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW87

7700

37480

M

PGW88

37481

PGW89

6959

37482

Exported

M

F

Exported to Germany (sold as 115 UXU) - Known to be working in Belgium, 2014.

PGW90

7790

37483

Scrapped

M

F

Scrapped

PGW91

6582

37484

Museum

M

Mersyside Transport Museum 2011

PGW92

6957

37485

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW93

37486

PGW94

6498

37487

M

PGW95

6584

37488

Exported

M

F

Exported to Nigeria February 2007 as 209 XUB

PGW96

6661

37489

Preserved

M

F

Huddersfield - Owner known (Offered on EBAY Aug/Sept 2014)

PGW97

6943

37490

Stored

M

F

Was at RAF Davidstow (Poor state) [Previously at TA Barracks, Dulwich] 

PGW98

6775

37491

Converted

M

F

Re-reg. in 2008 (992 XUJ) & now converted to a splendid car transporter.

PGW99

6954

37492

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW100

6755

37493

Exported

M

F

Exported to Germany (sold as 852 UXM)

PGW101

6752

37494

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW102

6741

37495

Scrapped?

M

F

Presumed scrapped post FRESCO

PGW103

6904

37496

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW104

6737

37497

M

PGW105

6758

37498

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW106

6739

37499

Scrapped

M

F

Scrapped during Channel 5 TV programme 27 May 2013 (for sale on Ebay Sept 2012) 

PGW107

6732

37500

Scrapped

M

F

Presumed scrapped post FRESCO

PGW108

6735

37501

Exported

M

F

Exported to Panama (Panama City) 2006 as 689 UXL (Ex. RoSB & IF&R Ass.)

PGW109

6593

37502

Preserved

M

F

Bingley - Owner known

PGW110

6548

37503

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW111

6697

37504

Scrapped?

M

Presumed scrapped (Plate Available 2013) at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW112

6597

37505

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW113

6684

37506

Preserved

M

F

Atherstone - Owner known (from JACKSON)

PGW114

37507

PGW115

6666

37508

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW116

6559

37509

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW117

6686

37510

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW118

6916

37511

Exported

M

F

Exported to Uruguay Feb 2006 (Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW119

6681

37512

Working?

M

F

To Sambeck Caravans, Colchester.

PGW120

7599

37513

Dealer

M

F

To MRM Landrover Centre Grantham, Lincs 2006

PGW121

6973

37514

Exported

M

F

Exported to Germany (sold as 112 UXU) - Known to be working in Belgium, 2014.

PGW122

37515

PGW123

7299

37516

Scrapped

M

F

Scrapped (Plate Available 2013) 

PGW124

37517

PGW125

6693

37518

M

PGW126

6764

37519

Preserved

M

F

Lutterworth - Owner known

PGW127

6931

37520

Preserved

M

F

Dolton, Devon - Owner known

PGW128

6923

37521

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW129

7224

37522

Exported

M

F

Exported to Montenegro May 2006 as 691 UXL (Ex. RoSB & Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW130

7876

37523

Exported

M

F

Exported to Montenegro May 2006 as 690 UXL (Ex. RoSB & Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW131

6905

37524

Preserved

M

F

At Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza on 04-08-2013 - Owner unknown

PGW132

6726

37525

Exported

M

F

Exported to Sierra Leone November 2006 (Ex. FLORIAN & Hull City Council)

PGW133

6946

37526

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW134

6769

37527

Preserved

M

F

West Kirby - Owner known

PGW135

6992

37528

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW136

7099

37529

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW137

7132

37530

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW138

7144

37531

Exported

M

F

Exported to Montenegro May 2006 as 692 UXL (Ex. RoSB & Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW139

7294

37532

Scrapped?

M

F

Exported to Zambia Jan 2007 (Ex. FLORIAN) - (Poor State) - Presumed Scrapped 

PGW140

6941

37533

Working?

To LWV 1979. To Skye Airport November '79 then Turnhouse Airport

PGW141

7111

37534

Exported

M

F

Exported to Sierra Leone November '06 (at RAF Leuchars August '04 with 3433 miles)

PGW142

7604

37535

Scrapped?

M

F

Exported to Zambia Jan 2007 (Ex. FLORIAN) - Presumed Scrapped 

PGW143

7217

37536

Scrapped?

M

F

Exported to Zambia Jan 2007 (Ex. FLORIAN) - Presumed Scrapped 

PGW144

7510

37537

Preserved

M

F

Eire CD Dublin - New Owner (2016) & new Reg. ZV 11007

PGW145

7275

37538

Exported?

M

F

Exported to? (Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW146

7644

37539

Preserved

M

F

Newton Abbot - Owner known (Seen at Dorset Steam Fair 2012)

PGW147

7554

37540

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW148

7572

37541

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW149

7690

37542

Exported

M

F

Exported to Peru (Ex. Rapid-UK)

PGW150

7565

37543

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW151

7676

37544

Preserved

M

F

Ramsgate - Owner known

PGW152

7554

37545

Preserved

M

F

High Wycombe - Owner known

PGW153

7572

37546

M

PGW154

7229

37547

Preserved

M

F

Market Drayton, Shropshire - Owner known

PGW155

7587

37548

Scrapped

M

F

Scrapped post FRESCO 2002/3 by April 2005

PGW156

7494

37549

Preserved

M

F

Kingsbridge - Owner known

PGW157

7365

37550

Scrapped

M

F

Hamptons scrapped

PGW158

7559

37551

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW159

7500

37552

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW160

7498

37553

Preserved

M

F

St Leonards on Sea - Owner known

PGW161

7574

37554

Exported

M

F

Exported to Sierra Leone November 2006 (Ex. FLORIAN & Hull City Council)

PGW162

6910

37555

Preserved

M

F

Bingley - Owner known

PGW163

6920

37556

Preserved

M

F

Altrincham, Cheshire - Owner known (BURBERRY Bromley, Kent. FRESCO London)

PGW164

7196

37557

M

PGW165

7636

37558

Scrapped?

M

Presumed scrapped (Plate Available since 2013) at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW166

9561

37559

Exported

M

Exported to Kosova 24 August '99.

PGW167

7673

37560

Scrapped

M

F

Hamptons scrapped

PGW168

6968

37561

Preserved

M

F

Shoulton Hallow. Worcestershire - Owner unknown

PGW169

7210

37562

Disposal

M

F

Last known at Witham Specialis Vehicles late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW170

7215

37563

Preserved

M

F

On display at RAF St. Mawgan (Museum) - Private owner known 

PGW171

6600

37564

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW172

7569

37565

Exported?

M

F

Exported to? (Ex. FLORIAN & IF&R. Ass Nov 2006)

PGW173

7491

37566

Exported

M

F

Exported to Gambia May 2007 (Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW174

7361

37567

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW175

7667

37568

Scrapped

M

F

Scrapped in 2012

PGW176

8856

37569

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW177

8888

37570

Preserved

M

F

Lowdham, Nottinghamshire - Owner known

PGW178

8764

37571

Exported

M

Exported to Peru (Ex. Rapid-UK)

PGW179

8753

37572

Exported

M

Exported to Sierra Leone November 2006 (Ex. FLORIAN & Hull City Council)

PGW180

8931

37573

Scrapped?

M

F

Presumed scrapped (Plate Available 2013) at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW181

8925

37574

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW182

7606

37575

Scrapped?

M

F

Presumed scrapped post FRESCO

PGW183

37576

PGW184

7580

37577

Preserved

Market Drayton, Shropshire - Owner known

PGW185

6989

37578

Converted

M

F

Converted to a splendid motorhome

PGW186

7680

37579

Exported

Exported to Azerbaijan 1996

PGW187

7127

37580

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW188

7226

37581

Preserved

Market Drayton, Shropshire - Owner known (from Incotes Feb. '76 & LWV Oct. '75)

PGW189

7580

37582

Dealer

M

F

To dealer, Carryduff, N. Ireland

PGW190

7595

37583

Disposal

M

F

Bought 2005 from WSV, unused since 2010 for sale in 2017 w/o Reg.

PGW191

7682

37584

Scrapped?

M

F

FLORIAN-Exported to Zambia Jan 2007 - Presumed Scrapped 

PGW192

7289

37585

Exported

M

F

Exported to Montenegro May 2006 as 693UXL (Ex. RoSB & Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW193

7104

37586

Exported

M

F

Exported to Namibia (via IF&R Ass May '07, Ex. FLORIAN) in use on wildlife reserve.

PGW194 

8775

37587

M

PGW195

7655

37588

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW196

8883

37589

Scrapped

M

F

Hamptons scrapped

PGW197

6917

37590

Disposal

M

F

at WSV late 2005-2008 for disposal

PGW198

7252

37591

M

PGW199

7671

37592

Exported

M

F

Exported to Montenegro May '06 as 694 UXL (Ex. RoSB & Ex. FLORIAN)

PGW200

37593

LEGEND relating to the table above.

BURBERRY

is 'Operation BURBERRY' - was the name given to the fire cover provided by the Navy, Army & RAF during the national fire strike of Nov 1977-Jan 1978.

FLORIAN

is 'Operation FLORIAN' - the charity set up by British firefighters to save lives overseas.

FRESCO

is 'Operation FRESCO' - was the name given to the fire cover provided by the Army, Navy & RAF during numerous, short national fire strikes during 2002.

HOFSTC

is 'Home Office Fire Service Training College' - located at an ex-RAF airfield at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire after the RAF pulled out in the late 50's.  It was later used to train National Servicemen in fire training. It was also used for training the AFS Mobile Column in the early 50's.

IF&R

is 'International Fire & Rescue' - a charity that, along with the RoSB, sent 4x4 GGs, donated by the Home Office, to fire brigades mainly in under developed countries.

JACKSON

is 'L Jackson & Co.' - a UK Sales Agent for MOD vehicles & plant.

LWV

is 'L.W. Vass' - specialists in Fire Equipment & Bedford/Landrover.

RAPID UK

is 'RAPID UK' - a charity responding to disasters internationally.

RoSB

is 'Rotary of Swansea Bay' - a charity that, along with the IF&R, sent 4x4 GGs, donated by the Home Office, to fire brigades mainly in under developed countries.

WSV

is 'Witham Specialist Vehicles' - a UK Sales Agent for MOD vehicles & plant.

 

 

Converted

Known to have been converted to another use.

Dealer

At a dealer for onward sale.

Disposal

Known to be on the MOD's list of vehicles to be disposed of.

Exported

Known to have been exported (ultimate fate unknown).

Museum

Known to be in (or at) a museum (this isn't necessarily indicative of condition).

Preserved

Known to be preserved by an enthusiast (names withheld).

TBP

To be preserved - known to be undergoing preservation by enthusiasts (names withheld).

Scrapped

Known to have been scrapped.

Stored

Known to exist but stored in an unused state.

Working

Possibly a currently working (or back-up) fire fighting vehicle.

 

 

M Column

'M'
'T'
'U'
'D'
'B'
'L'

Indicates known to have been held in Home Office stock at Marchington, Staffordshire in 1995.
Indicates known to have been used by the 'Home Office Fire Service Training College' in 1968. 
Indicates known to have been used by the 'Home Office Fire Service Training College' date unknown.
Indicates known to have been at Durham date unknown.
Indicates known to have been at the joint Cambridgeshire & Burwell Fire Stations pre 1965.
Indicates known to have been at the joint Cambridgeshire & Linton Fire Stations pre 1965.

F Column

'F'

Indicates known to have been allocated to Operation FRESCO in 2002. (Click for known PRV GG FRESCO locations)

Note: UK Government Surplus Sales: Vehicle(s) & plant, once its useful life was over, was sold off at large public auctions held at numerous depots around the country (some Home Office and some Military). Vast amounts of equipment was sold off from every department of the Government and many of these auctions had more than 3000 vehicles being disposed of over a two or three day period, These sales are now in the past and companies such as Withams and Jacksons are the main conduits for UK Government surplus. 

I am grateful to Brian Burgess for the information above (Ed.).
Page last updated 6th May 2017