MR M WHITFIELD, Director and General Manager of The Standard Motor Co. Ltd., on retiring from the Chairmanship of the Standard Motors Branch British Legion, which he has held for the past five years, is succeeded by Mr. George Wheatley, who is himself a life member of the British Legion, and Mr. Bernard Grady as his Vice-Chairman.
Mr. George Wheatley joined The Standard Motor Company in 1923, after serving in the Royal Artillery in the 1914-1918 war. He was one of the original members of the Branch when it was formed by Sir John Black in 1934. He has been the Chairman of the Benevolent Committee for the past twelve years and has held the post of Vice-President of the Branch for the past five years.
He has also been the Standard Bearer since 1938. His Legion activities are well known throughout the county, for he is Vice-President of Warwickshire County and for the past four years has been Chairman of the Warwickshire County Sports Committee and Delegate to the Midland Area Sports Committee.
He has for many years been a member of the Works Benevolent Committee and is also a past Chairman. His Vice-President, Mr. Grady, served in the Royal Engineers during the 1914-1918 war and he is at present Chairman of the Benevolent Committee of the Legion Branch. He is a member of the Works Recreation Committee and has been with the Company for the past 16 years.
ARCHIVE: December, 1952