Popular Les Ball retired from Standard Triumph earlier this year, after 42 years’ service at Coventry.
Les started with the Company, in the Press Shop, Canley, and after only a few weeks was made a chargehand. He remained chargehand for over 18 years until he was made foreman in 1950. During his service he did a couple of years of permanent nights, and spent six months in the Machine Shop as night foreman. He eventually moved to Prefabrications Area, Canley, from where he retired early through illness.