These four buses were on hire for less than a month after the air raids of Holy Week 1941. The raids were on the Tuesday and Thursday. The next day was Good Friday, so it is unlikely that the buses would have arrived until the day after the bank holiday, Tuesday 15th April. The buses had all been returned before the end of April, so it is likely that the hire period would have been two weeks.
6-wheel Double deck with Brush bodywork
Gardner 6LW engine
Upper saloon: 30 seats Lower saloon: 26 seats
|CCT No||Fleet No||Built||Reg No||Notes|
|20||20||1928||RY5541||Returned before the end of April 1941|
* The fleet number 36 had already been allocated to a Great Yarmouth hired bus in 1940. The Great Yarmouth bus was not returned until May 1941, after an air raid in Great Yarmouth, but it was originally intended to remain in Coventry until the end of the war, so it is unlikely that the Leicester bus was intended to retain the fleet number 36. However, in view of the short-term nature of the hire, it is improbable that the Leicester bus would have received a new number. By the end of 1942, the hired buses were referred to by their original fleet name and number (e.g. Leicester 36), so the bus may have retained its original number for the two weeks that it stayed in Coventry.