The stackable ARP stretchers were a ubiquitous item of equipment for the ARP / Civil Defence services. There are plenty of period photos showing them being used in training and at bomb incidents. They appear stacked on top of cars and also inside stores. The design was good enough for the stretchers to continue in use until the 1980s.
A number of the stretchers were also used as fences.
The colour appears to be a light green – something akin to Verdigris Green BS 280. The excellent original colour film Solihull in Wartime has a good shot of the stretcher (from about the 1 min 48 second mark).
There appear to have been a few makers of these stretchers but one particular maker was VONO. A reproduction of the maker’s label shown below.
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