There were very few white ambulances in this era. Seen at Brighton in 1972, displaying its later Civil Defence colours, this former Middlesex ambulance is one that started life as a fire engine. The unusual round garage door remote got wet window in the patient compartment was a characteristic of the Middlesex ambulances, as well as some of the early Wadhams CV11s.
Coachbuilders, as approved builders of ambulances on its chassis. These were Appleyard of Leeds, Stewart & Arden of Acton, London, Kennings of Clay Cross, Derbyshire and Wadhams of Waterlooville, although it seems many other coachbuilders, not approved by Morris-Commercial, also built ambulances on these chassis, such as Lomas of Wilmslow and Wilson & Stockall of Bury. In the early 1950s, Middlesex Fire and Ambulance Service inherited a number of obsolete ten-year-old Morris-Commercial CV type heavy pumping units, with 11ft 6ins wheelbase, from the National Fire Service, which had seen little use after the main London Blitz. The bodies were removed by the brigade's workshop staff, who also garage door remote got wet the chassis and mechanics, fitting them with special springing and shock absorbers at the service's in-house Brentwood workshops.
Coachbuilder, J S Keam & Co Ltd, of Hackney, was commissioned to construct the ambulance bodies to the brigade's own design, not only on the redundant fire engines, but also on new chassis acquired from London dealer Stewart & Arden, the sole garage door remote got wet of Morris-Commercials in London. The interior design of the Middlesex ambulance coaches featured four forward-facing coach-type double seats on the offside, with Dunlopillo rubber filling, covered with red leather cloth, In Middlesex, the infirm travelled in style , while on the nearside, there was a double seat facing inwards, with a stretcher stored behind. In total, the ambulance could accommodate 11 sitting cases or 10 sitting cases and one stretcher patient. These dual-purpose ambulances were introduced to cope with the huge increase of outpatients visiting clinics, following the implementation of the National Health Service Act. Outpatient journeys were a type of work that was practically unheard of before the Act was passed, except on a fee-paying basis.