Names on the buses

846 Capt. Frederick Collins





Connections with Brighton and Hove : He operated pleasure sailing boats from Brighton beach, which were called the Skylark. His cry of Any More for the Skylark became so famous that it became a national symbol of pleasure boats. Captain Collins put forward his boats for the mission to Dunkirk in 1940 and two of the three were lost.

846 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2001, on METRO Line 5, repainted into new Metro 5 livery in October 2004. Repainted into standard livery July 2009. Bus sold in August 2013. Name reappeared on Mercedes Streetdeck 846 in December 2017.

A book about the Dunkirk mission