After its first flight on the 25th November, 1940, the de Havilland Continue reading “The Wooden Wonder – The Mosquito”Mosquito was immediately adopted as a high-flying, ultra-long range, photographic reconnaissance machine, and with rather more reluctance as an unarmed bomber, by Royal Air Force Bomber Command.
Martin, John TUSTIN
Director and General Manager, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd.
Born December 4, 1914, Stockwell, London. Joined Ford Motor Co., Ltd., as student, 1933 (three years training in factory); joined purchase division, 1936; appointed Assistant Buyer, 1939; served in R.A.F., 1940-45, attaining rank of Flight Lieutenant; served in U.K., N. Ireland, India and Ceylon; rejoined Ford Motor Co., Ltd., 1946 as assistant to Purchase Manager; appointed Buyer, 1948; Chief Buyer, 1950; Parts Division Manager, 1952; Product Manager responsible for planning and developing new products, 1954; joined Standard Motor Co.. Ltd., 1956; Director of Societe Standard-Hotchkiss, France; Member of the Advisory Council of Standard Motors S.A. Vehicles.
(from a 1959 listing – ED)
Martin Tustin became works director and was involved in the US setup of Standard Triumph. More to follow…
With the introduction of the New Assembly Hall – The Rocket Range. The building of cars could finally be transformed to meet demand.
Continue reading “Heralds in the New Assembly Hall”
Such a common commodity – and what has it got to do with Standard Triumph?
Ernie (Ernest Alwyne) Bates was cutter grinding in the early days and then 6 Cylinder Superintendent till the end in 1981 (he was there till approx a year after Factory closed, disposing of the machinery etc in his department, as other’s had to do.
Alwyne Bates (son)
Here is a great photo, in happier times, showing a presentation for a wedding.
We do not know who any of the people are with the exception of Ernie who is on the left handing over the gift.