Ambulances from Babcock & Wilcox

Ambulances from Babcock & Wilcox

On 31 October 1914, the Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette reported that Babock and Wilcox had presented twio ambulances to the British Red Cross Society'.

Babcock & Wilcox Ltd have presented two standard motor ambulances to the British Red Cross Society for service at the Front. One of the ambulances has been given by the company and the other one has been paid for by subscriptions from the directors and staff. The response from the staff has been so satisfactory that there will be a surplus between £40 and £50 beyond the £400 required for the ambulance and it is proposed this should be handed to the Red Cross Society to go towards the cost of another ambulance. The British Red Cross Society have allotted to Messrs Babcock & Wilcox two 35 hp Lancias, each ambulance being capable of accommodating four wounded men and being fitted with stretchers and all necessary appliances. Both these ambulances left for the Front last week, and each has a plate attached stating by whom the ambulance was presented.

A Red Cross Ambulance.