KNIGHTHOOD FOR WILLIAM SWALLOW AND STANLEY RAYMOND
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Andrew B. Hogg, manager of the Scottish CWS funeral and coach hiring dept., is to succeed Hector M. Dick as manager of the transport div., which will incorporate the sections presently under his control. The division will have one of the largest transport fleets in Scotland, including the developing motor trade section. Mr. Hogg, who takes over when Mr. Dick retires next summer, has been with the SCWS for 30 years.
Managing director of Perkins Engines Group Monty Pritchard has been appointed chairman of F. Perkins Ltd., Peterborough, in addition to his Group post.
Donald M. Sinclair has retired after 23 years as general manager of Midland Red and has been succeeded by J. W. Womar, for some time deputy general manager.
G. W. Robb, general manager, W. Alexander and Sons (Fife) Ltd., will succeed W. B. Christison as general manager, W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd. on the latter's retirement. Mr. Robb received his training in the industry with the old SMT Co. Ltd., in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, under the late Mr. A. Bracken. He left the position of general manager of St. Helens Transport in 1945 to become manager of the City Tramways Co., Cape Town, where he was responsible for a fleet of 365 buses. He become general manager, W. Alexander and Sons (Fife) Ltd. in January 1965.
H. H. G. Wooliford, has been appointed managing director of the Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Co. Mr. Woollford joined the Parent Company, The Provincial Traction Co. Ltd., four years ago, and for the past year has been Gosport's deputy manager and engineer.
The Vic Hallam Group has reorganized its transport services and the operation of over 500 vehicles and trailers is now being undertaken by its subsidiary, Glazebrook Transport Ltd., Valley Works, Langley Mill. J. M. Glazebrook continues as executive director of Glazebrook; H. F. Howitt, as company secretary of Glazebrook, is in charge of all secretarial and accounting matters; K. W. Hutchinson, is garage manager in charge of fleet service; C. W. Dobney, is his assistant and is in charge of all operational activities, customer liaison and personnel matters; H. Parkin is foreman in charge of maintenance of cars and light commercials, assisted by B. Grabby; D. Mawson is foreman in charge of maintenance of heavy vehicles, industrial trucks and trailers.
J. R. Edwards has relinquished his appointment as managing director of Pressed Steel Fisher Ltd. His successor is J. L. Lutyens. KB: S. E. Raymond, chairman, British Railways Board; W. Swallow, former chairman, Vauxhall Motors Ltd.
CBE: H. W. Elliott, managing director, Pickfords Ltd.; J. S. McNeil, chief road engineer, Scottish Development Dept.; T. R. Newman,. assistant secretary, Ministry of Transport; E. G. Whitaker, chairman, Central Transport Consultative Committee.
OBE: A. G. Beck, national secretary, Commercial Services Group, TGWU; R. B. S.
A. J. Rice, formerly works director, has been appointed managing director of Always Welding Ltd. He succeeds his father, the late Mr. A. J. Rice, who was managing director of Always Welding Ltd. since its foundation.
G. W. S. Beale, a director of Pitt Trailers for the past eight years, has had to retire because of ill-health.
G. C. Wardale has been appointed Under Secretary (Finance) in the Ministry of Transport in succession to H. W. Cauthery, who has been promoted and transferred to duties with the Land Commission. Mr. Wardale's post in charge of the contract and highways land and legal group of divisions will be filled by S. L. Lees, who is being transferred to the department from the Treasury.
Sir Alex Samuels has been appointed a member of the British Waterways Board and will also serve a further term as a member of the Covent Garden Market Authority. Sir Alex has resigned his appointments as honorary adviser on road traffic to the Minister, as deputy-chairman of the National Road Safety Advisory Council and as chairman of the operation group of the Transport Co-ordinating Council for London. He has been associated for 20 years with the Ministry of Transport under eight successive Ministers. Until April 1965, when traffic management in London became the responsibility of the GLC, he directed the work of the London Traffic Management Unit.
Derek Hurry has been appointed contracts manager of Atkinson Vehicles (London) Ltd. Gilmour, county road surveyor and engineer, Kirkcudbright CC; Alderman S. Hand, chairman, traffic committee, Leeds City Council; R. C. Mathias, regional secretary, S. Wales TGWU; J. Wilson, chief driving examiner, Ministry of Transport.
MBE: H. W. Chapman, executive officer, Ministry of Transport; G. H. Eyles, director of tests, Institute of Advanced Motorists; C. C. Gomm, superintendent of recruitment, London Transport Board; C. Joyce, senior executive officer, Ministry of Transport; E. J. Richardson, senior vehicle examiner, Eastern Traffic Area, Ministry of Transport.
BEM: W. Bainsfair, driver, CEGB; H. R. Evans, chief inspector, Fram Filters, Glam; R. Goodwyn, driver, Ministry of Public Building; E.G. Roberts, road foreman, Flintshire CC.
R. Abercrombie has been appointed traffic manager of W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd., in succession to J. W. Tweedie. Mr. Abercrombie has spent all his working life with Alexander starting as a parcel boy in 1941.
F. Buick has been appointed Londonderry depot manager for Ulsterbus Ltd. He joined the former Northern Ireland Road Transport Board in 1944 and was appointed inspector in 1963.
We regret to record the deaths of Tom H. Amblin, E. W. Marvin, Charles Werrett, Amos Wood and S. J. Wring.
Mr. Amblin was managing director of both W. Viney Ltd., and Avalon Transport Ltd., of Patwell, Bruton, and was chairman of the Frorne sub-area of the RHA and senior vice-chairman of the Western area.
Mr. Marvill was area manager of the Perkins Engines Group's engine rebuild department and one of the four men with whom Mr. Frank Perkins began the manufacture of high-speed diesel engines in a workshop in a Peterborough back street in 1932.
Mr. Wendt, for 20 years chairman of Derby Omnibus committee, was 88. A senior member of Derby Town Council, he served for seven years on the executive of the Municipal Passenger Transport Association. In 1952-1953 he was the Association's president—the first Derby representative to fill that office.
Mr Wood was manager of the Darlington service depot of Fodens Ltd. for 26 years. He was 52.
Mr. Wring, 64, was managing director of Wrings Transport Ltd. and S. J. Wring Ltd., of Bristol, and operated one of the largest tipper fleets in the area, He had been in road transport from its early days.