THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESS OF THE COUNTRY :— " The Editor, Army Motor Transport — Vo!unteers Wanted.
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" Sir,—The Commercial Motor Users Association, as the body representing the owners of commercial motor vehicles in the United Kingdom, has placed the whole of its organization at the disposal of the War Office in the present crisis. It is now completing a list of owners who are prepared to place their motor vans, wagons, lorries and tractors at the disposal of the War Office either for use in this country or abroad, in case of necessity, also a list of drivers of these vehicles who are prepared to offer their services in a similar manner. Applications should be made at once to the Secretary of the Association, Mr. Frederick G. Bristow, 83, Pall Mall. London, S.W., either in writing or personally_ The telephone number is Regent 5282.
" In the case of owners the following information is required :—The, capacity, make, age, type of body, arid condition of the vehicle, and whether the driver will he available with the vehicle. In the case of drivers, the following :—Age, experience (with special rrference to type and make of vehicle most accusbelied to), running repairs, workshop and garage exoerience, willingness to serve abroad, and any 'foreign languages spoken. " In view of the urgency and importance of the matter, the Association hopes that owners and drivers alike will communicate at once, in order to make these lists as comprehensive and as valuable as possible to the War Office.. " Yours faithfully, (Signed) R. E. CROMPTON (Colonel), Chairman of the Association."
AND THIS ONE TO ME -m ;IERS Dear Sir, 6th .17/gust, 1o14. Dates when can deliver URGENT.
MECHANICAL TRANSPORT FOR MILITARY SERVICE.
I am instructed by my committee to ascertain as soon as possible, for the information of the War Office, the number of commercial motor vehicles which could now be called on for military service in addition to those already registered for such service. Will you kindly, by return of post if possible, fill in the enclosed form and post, to this office.—Yours faithfully, (Signed) R. E. CROMPTON, Chairman of the General Committee.