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.
Stoneleigh Road, Gibbet Hill
After our recent post featuring Ernie Bates presenting a worker who was just about to get married we can now name all the faces!
Continue reading “Machine Shop – Names Named!”
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…
I thought you might like to see some photographs of my late father, Ernest ‘Jim’ Russell, who served his apprenticeship as a fitter at ‘The Standard’ before WWII, and returned to work there after service in the Royal Navy. Continue reading “Ernest ‘Jim’ Russell – The Dud Line”