Executives Visit German Factories

Fabulous family photographs documenting this trip.
On Friday 30th April, 1954, a delegation left Canley to tour German car factories. These included Alfred Edwards, Harold Weale, Freddie Troop, Walter Rubley and Ted Martin.

Photo 1, L to R: Harold Weale, Alfred Edwards, Freddie Troop.

Photo 2, L to R: Harold Weale, Freddie Troop & Ted Martin.

Over the next week, they visited the Mercedes Works in Stuttgart, the Opel Works near Frankfurt And the VW works in Wolfburg – but it wasn’t all work work work! Here, Photo 3, L to R: Alfred Edwards, Harold Weale, Café owner? and Freddie Troop.

Photo 4, L to R: Ted Martin, Freddie Troop & Harold Weale.

A staff list document we hold from 1956 lists the following names and their job titles:
HS Weale: Production Director
A. Edwards: Production Efficiency Executive (Canley & Maudslay Road)
A. T. Troop: European Service Executive
W.J. Rubley: Factory Manager, Car Division
A.W. Martin: Executive in Charge of Cost Analysis Department (Ted?)

Thanks to Bob Edwards for the superb photos and insights. ED