Martin Tustin

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…

Ernest Alwyne Bates (Ernie)

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.

Triumph Machine Shop, Ernie Bates
Triumph Machine Shop, Ernie Bates