Introduction

Did you work at the Standard or Triumph – at Canley, Radford, Banner Lane, Northey Road, Allesley, Tile Hill, Western Avenue (London), Bordesley Green (Birmingham), Speke (Liverpool), Berkeley Square (London) or any of the associated sites/companies associated with Standard Triumph? If so, we’d love to hear from you to build a database of names associated with the Standard and Triumph company. Read More HERE.

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List of Names (Surnames First)

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There are 105 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Radburn, Bob
Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Radburn, W
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rainbow, F G
Development Engineer Executive 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Raistrick, Norman
Electrician. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Raitt, BetSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Ramsell, Edward (Ted)
Standard 8,Vanguard track

Ramsey, Arthur
Banner Lane Development department
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ranby, Thomas
Electricians mate Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Randle, Bill
Buying Office, Canley Manager
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Randle, Frank
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Randle, John
Buyer in Supplies Dept c1969 8 years previous service. Married Miss Christine Cooke, a clerk in Salaries Office
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Randle, Robert
Toolroom worker Many Year Service d. Dec 2nd, 1972 aged 80
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rankin, Iain
New Assembly Hall
Submitted by: Iain Rankin

Ranyard, Babs
1958/59 for about 18 years in the Printing Department, Fletch South, my happiest working days
Submitted by: Babs Ranyard

Rattigan, Jack
Maintenance supervisor at the Radford plant
Submitted by: Dave Wilson

Raven, Bernard
Chief Draughtsman c1943
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Raven, Sidney Wiliiam
Canley. Retired 1965 20 years broken service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rawlings, Kenneth
Kenneth Rawlings till 1972 fork lift driver till a bad accident
Submitted by: Julie Dawn Johnson

Ray, Jimmy
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rayment, A J
Director Standard and Triumph Sales Ltd (1953)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Read, Graham
Toolroom Apprentice 1979-1983 at Canley & Capmartin Rd
Submitted by: Graham Read

Rearden, John B
Export Manager. Executive Director 1968 Service from 1947 Reardon, J B
Appointed Manager of the Export Dept, 25 August, 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Reason, F
Fire Station, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Reason, Frank
My granddad was chief fireman at the standard works until he retired somewhere around 1960
Submitted by: Geoff Reason

Reay, Gordon
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Restall, Albert
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section Cost control clerk who looked after the budgets.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Reynolds, HarrySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Rice, C S
Production Control, 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rice, Cliff
Shop Steward, Engine Assembly c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rice, Joseph
c1977 More details to follow...
Submitted by: Josephine Ward (Daughter)

Richards, Ken
I started swimming for the Standard Triumph swimming club, Livingstone Road as an honours member as my uncle Ken Richards worked there. My cousin also belonged to the club, but I carried on and swam for the club in many galas. I had many fabulous times and have so many good memories.
Submitted by: Lynne Farren

Richardson, Ernest
Polishing Shop, Canley. d 1961. Worked for Standard at Cash's Lane for a short time in 1919
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Graham
Printing Department 1972-1980
Submitted by: Our Warwickshire

Richardson, Ken
21/8/1911 - 27/6/1997 Joined Triumph and help develop the TR2. Drove at the British Grand Prix in 1949 and Le Mans in 1955. Competition Department. 1952-1961. TR2 - WVC575 Richardson was then hired in 1952 by Sir John Black to develop the "Triumph Sports 20 TS" prototype make a true sports car; so the TR2 was born. In May 1953 he drove one, fitted with a standard engine, to an average speed of 124,889 miles or 200,94 km per hour on the Jabbeke motorway.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, P A
21 Shop. Shop Steward c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Peter Submitted by: Peter Richardson

Riches, Eileen
Offices at Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Veronica Riches

Riches, Ken
Worked in the stores Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Veronica Riches

Richmond, Frank
Trimmer
Submitted by: Diane Brimley

Ridd, John
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Ringley, Tom

Ritchie, ColinSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Roach, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Robathan, Frank
Triumph Bordesley Green 25 Years Service d 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robbins, Sam
I have fond memories of my 1700cc Vitesse, which I bought in 1965 for £666 on the road. It was a lovely car to drive. My son owned a 2000cc Vitesse and he still talks about it. I retired from the company in 1973 when I was 65. I worked on the Stag and the Bullet.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Alan
Ex Apprentice. Gear Standards c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Austin
I started work at the Standard Triumph in 1969. I was taken on as a internal driver better known as a ferry driver. My foreman was Ken Hadley. I spent many happy years before moving to unipart the spares division,they were great days.
Submitted by: Austin Roberts

Roberts, Bernard J
Home Sales Distribution Manager c1966 We had a front office! Mr. Roberts was under Sales Director Lyndon Mills. (UPDATE - We now have a letter by Mr Roberts, Distribution Manager, dated 8th September 1960 More).
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Clive
Student Apprentice, 1971 - 1976. Engineer (Fletch North) 1976 - 1978
Submitted by: Clive Roberts

Roberts, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Roberts, Ernie
Storeman, my wifes grandad worked there until it closed , was there for over 30 years
Submitted by: Mark Scorer

Roberts, Harold
Foreman. Basement Stores c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, J
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Joe
No. 5 Shop, Canley. 20 years service c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Joseph William (Joe)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Micheal
My name is Michael Roberts, I started at Canley on Aug 21st 1978 as a Trainee Trimmer. I was moved to Browns Lane in June 1980 and then to Castle Bromwich in Aug 2005, where I still work. I go into my 40th year in the company on August 22nd.
Submitted by: Michael Roberts

Roberts, Paul
Started in 1969 at the training school in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Paul Roberts

Robertson, Charles
Canley Service 1963-1973 d 10 Feb, 1973 aged 45
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, A
Planning Director, 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, D
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Eddie
Basement Stores 27 Years Service Retired 1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Harry
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Robinson, J
Machine Shop, Radford c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Walter A
Plant Engineering and Maintenance, c1959 Started 1939. Planning Director, 1968 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robottom, Mark
Computer Department, Canley in 1967. Was on night shift on my 21st birthday.
Submitted by: Mark Robottom

Robson, Graham
Standard Triumph Motorsport Dept. 1962-1965
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rock, John
Service Technical Liaison Executive. Service Technical Department
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Rodgers, Charlie
Maintenance foreman in Paint Shop, Canley 20 years service: 1952-1972 Retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rodgers, William
Electrician, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Roe, Albert
Prototype model builder. Retired late ‘60’s
Submitted by: Tony Roe

Rogers, Diane
Secretary to Joe Brown. Manager, Production Control Procedures and Administration 14 Years Service Left March 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rogers, Les
50 Years Service. Foreman Started 1920's retired 1974 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roginson, DaveSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roginson, JoanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rome, Bob
Storeman, Tool Store. Retired 1961 with 17 years service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rose, Ian
Experimental body shop and trim & hardware workshop 1976 until Canley closed
Submitted by: Ian Rose

Rose, Jerry
Maintenance Over 20 years Service Retired 1967 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rose, Norman
Body Engineering Executive
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rose, RobertSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roston, Jeff
My dad was a sheet metal worker or tin smith he met my mum who worked in the tracing office (Margaret clamp)
Submitted by: Ian roston

Round, George
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Round, Joe
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Round, Tony
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Rowe, Myra
Worked in wages at Fletchamstead H'way, 1st car I ever drove was a Triumph Herald
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowland J R
c1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowles, Edwin
Hardening Dept, Toolroom. 15 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowles, R R
Director of Industrial Relations and Personnel 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowley, Jim
Apprentice 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowley, John
Foreman, CKD Body Shop c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowney, S
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roy-Applin, Col. V. J.
Director. c1953 Standard & Triumph Sales, Ltd. Standard House, 37, Davies Street, Grosvenor Square, London
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rubley, Peter
Apprentice c1955. Son of Walter Rubley, s Factory Manager of the Car Division.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rubley, Walter J
Factory Manager, Car Division. 1953 Served since 1922 c1954 Factory Manager 1955 41 Years Service Rushworth
Home Sales Manager, Canley 1960
Submitted by: Pat Jackson

Russell (Mr)
Home Sales Under Manager, 1960
Submitted by: Pat Jackson

Russell, Edward (Ted)
Worked at Standard Triumph for a time around the early 70's as a line operative on the 'Saab' engine line. To my recollection his job involved using an air gun to blow the swarf out of the machined cylinder heads.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Russell, Ernest (Jim)
Apprentice pre WW2. Worked on the 'Dud' Line, Canley Experimental Shop, initially Banner Lane then Fletch North. Read More HERE
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Russell, Pete
Raw materials and consumables
Submitted by: Maureen Tizick (nee Davis)

Russell, Peter
I joined Standard Triumph straight from school in 1964 as a clerk in the Cost Office at Canley. In my time it was situated in the large open office immediately behind the Canley reception suite & directors offices. I finally left the Company in 1975 to work in the aircraft industry.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Ryan, Jim
Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Ryan, JimmySubmitted by: Marilyn Bates

Ryan, Peter
My dad Peter Ryan worked in the paint shop for 30 years but sadly passed away in 1976 while still working at the Standard. Peter was also the Entertainment Secretary and Compere at the Standard Triumph workings mens club right up until he's Death in 1976.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ryan, Stephen
I worked at the Standard Triumph from 1973 to 1981, then made redundant, I was working as a machinist in the SAAB machine shop, making Con rods ( connects the piston to the crankshaft ) My dad Peter Ryan worked in the paint shop for 30 years but sadly passed away in 1976 while still working at the Standard My dad Peter Ryan was also the Entertainment Secretary and Compere at the Standard Triumph workings mens club right up until he's Death in 1976. There was great Comradeship and many happy memories.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ryman, John


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