Charlie Rodgers (65) maintenance foreman in Paint Shop, Canley, retired after 20 years with Standard Triumph.
Charlie served in the R.A.F. for six years in the 1939-45 War and on demobilisation joined Daimler in Coventry. In 1952 he joined Triumph as a millwright and was made a foreman in 1959.
Mr L. R. Baker, Chief Works Engineer, presented Charlie with a three seater garden lounger and a sum of money from Maintenance Dept.
Joe Driver, foreman, presented a generous cheque from electricians.
Bill Marshall presented a cheque from Maintenance Grant and Retirement Fund.
Mr E. K. Wadsworth, Works Engineer, presented a bouquet to Mrs Rodgers. Mr and Mrs Rodgers live in Nuneaton, but have a caravan in North Wales.
ARCHIVE: April, 1973