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November 17th 2014
11:00:07 PM
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SahelMoerman

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November 4th 2014
02:02:19 PM
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Luigi

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November 3rd 2014
09:39:37 AM
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jiljil

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alaska

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October 28th 2014
07:21:59 PM
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PS VIRDEE

Years at AEC  

1978 79

Department(s)  

ENGINE TEST HOUSE

Job title(s)  

ENGINE TESTER

Where are you now?  

LOCAL

Other jobs  

MACHINE SHOP

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AEC WAS A TOWN ON ITS OWN .PLACE WHERE A TRUCK CHASSIS WERE BUILT FROM SCRATCH

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September 21st 2014
05:30:47 PM
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Jaime

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September 21st 2014
02:03:40 PM
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Cory

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September 18th 2014
08:48:58 AM
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Shawnee

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September 15th 2014
08:56:07 AM
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Vern [Charlie] Charlesworth

Years at AEC  

1963-1972

Department(s)  

Service Dept

Job title(s)  

Apprentice through to Tech Asst to GSM

Where are you now?  

Retired in NZ

Other jobs  

Tech Asst to Engineer, City of Oxford Motor Services, Service Training Executive NZ Motor Corp. Partner Cascade Hire Centre NZ

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Emigrated to NZ 1974 employed by NZ motor Corp [BLNZ] as Service Training Executive. Job was to travel country and train mechanics on how to repair B L vehicles. Shock to system, no pits, no special equipment, changing engines on side of road with rope thrown over branch of tree. Repairs completed with second hand spares including pistons and liners because new parts were 6 weeks away in UK and operators could not wait that time for spares. BL was failing at this point, could not get spares or new vehicles. Change of direction in occupation, went into Hire industry, all engines got a lot smaller, retired after 33 years. Now live in beautiful Bay of Islands New Zealand. So many good memories of AEC and guys I worked with. Reason went to AEC, my dad told me to, he drove a bus an AEC RT out of Southall Bus Garage just across the road from Windmill Lane.

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Did all usual Office work before Training School, bit of time in Gear Grinding before moving to Service Centre under the immortal Ron Farrar. Covered all aspects of engine recon before moving to Chassis shop. Gear box, diff chassis repairs, engine repairs over pits with all the gear to do the job. Moved to Aldenham to finish apprenticeship, joined guys from Leyland Scammell in biggest repair depot in UK. Promoted to Tech Asst to Reg Mathews workshop manager. From memory we could get 72 vehicles in workshop 24 over pits. Transferred back to Southall to work out standard times for repairing vehicles. Then Tech asst to GSM, Jack Eaton. Finally left, to work for End user. City of Oxford Motor Services, bus co. 300 vehicles plenty of AEC.

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September 13th 2014
07:49:34 PM
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TorrbjornValfrid

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July 21st 2014
10:46:25 AM
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David Roy Mullins

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My late grandfather (d.1980) was a machine setter at AEC c1935-c1971
His full name was Eric Leslie Mullins

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July 14th 2014
09:43:42 PM
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Sue connell/kelly daughter of George Connell

Years at AEC  

must have been good 30

Department(s)  

lorry driver

Where are you now?  

sadly no longer with us

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George Connell worked there for many years and my husband Tommy Kelly also worked there for many years he was a fork lift driver.Used to have some good sports days at aec and Tom used to give kids a ride round on his truck and charge 3d a go. Funny how i ended up marrying him.My sister Jenny Connell also worked there for a while in the office. Dad was also well known as Rubber Connell the dart player who played for the news of the world many moons ago,wish he got the kind of money that they get now if only...

   
July 14th 2014
10:20:29 AM
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Tom Flynn (son of George Flynn)

Years at AEC  

1956 - 1974

Department(s)  

Not sure of department but Dad drove the overhead crane.

Job title(s)  

Crane Driver

Where are you now?  

Dad passed away in 1974 in Weston Super Mare on Xmas Holidays

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Dad was very happy at the AEC although the lock out in 1973 really hurt him financially. Seemed to work every weekend, but made loads of friends.

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Never worked there myself, but played rugby against them several time, I played for Southall Tech. Social club was the best in the area.

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May 3rd 2014
01:38:06 AM
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Roger Parker

Years at AEC  

6 years

Department(s)  

C.V. Sales and Service

Job title(s)  

Craft Apprentice Diesel Mechanic

Where are you now?  

Brisbane Qld. Australia

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Whilst at the AEC I met my future Wife Lynda Barnes who was the Telex operator we married in Malawi 1969 we have three daughters and 9 grandchildren. Her dad was Harry Barnes and brother in Laws Ron Chunn and Peter Forsdick All AEC employees.

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Started apprenticeship in the P.D.C. office delivering drawings to the production lines, then 6 months in training school then transfer to the Service Department Engine recon w/shop and chassis shop and finished up moving to the London transport workshops at Altringham.
I was a member of the social club and played Rugby for the club.

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November 19th 2013
02:22:11 PM
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Barry Conner

Years at AEC  

3

Department(s)  

Planning office, Apprentice training school, Capstan

Job title(s)  

Craft apprentice

Where are you now?  

Shipston on Stour, Warks

Other jobs  

Driver, Machine shop supervisor

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Spent three years at AEC starting in the planning office sorting drawings and distributing to various parts of the site.
Moved into Training school in Sept 1970 then progressed onto the capstan line where I decided that capstan operating wasn\'t for me so I left to try my hand at other trades.

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November 10th 2013
04:33:04 AM
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Derek Meakin

Years at AEC  

1970-1977

Department(s)  

Bar floor,engine build, engine test,Quality assurance, chassis rectification, etc.

Job title(s)  

apprentice, vehicle fitter.

Where are you now?  

Bangkok Thailand

Other jobs  

Aerofill Hayes 32 years.

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Like many others many of my family members had worked at AEC, father uncles and aunties, even my mother for a short time as I understand.Went to Southall College of Technology. Met some great friends at AEC and enjoyed working there.

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November 7th 2013
07:01:27 PM
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Barbara Billington nee Lowe

Years at AEC  

1960 to 1964 and 1966 to 1967

Department(s)  

Drawing Office

Job title(s)  

Special Sales Clerk

Where are you now?  

Isle of wight

Other jobs  

Tracer at Metal Box Acton. Worked for several Buiding Consultants in Basingstoke finishing as CAD Manager

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Worked in Bill Jardines section where I met my husband Peter Billington who was a draughtsman in the same section

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Joined the AEC straight from school at the age of 15 when I got a job in the drawing office. It was quite a shock to join such a large drawing office. I transferred to Bills team 2 years later, and made some great friends including Dot York and Margaret Thomas. My uncle George Leather also worked there on the design team

   
July 16th 2013
02:35:59 PM
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Peter Redgewell

Years at AEC  

1969 to 1975

Department(s)  

Apprentice, various assembly departments and Industrial Engineering

Job title(s)  

Apprentice, Vehicle fitter, Industrial Engineer

Where are you now?  

Essex

Other jobs  

Ford

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I worked at AEC from leaving school in 1969 to 1975, following my Grandad, Dad, uncles, cousins and neighbours from Southall who also worked there. Grandad (Bert), moved (I think) from Walthamstow to Southall when AEC moved to the new Southall factory (before the war) – working there till he died in ’58. He worked on Axle assembly. Dad (Ray) joined AEC after WW2 - leaving the RAF, working there till closure. He worked in various areas on the fitting side – becoming foreman in the prototype build shop, followed by Foreman of Track 1 assembly. As a boy I remember him test driving bare chassis units, sitting on a temporary “lashed” on seat structure, dressed like something out of the film “The Great Race” –with goggles and a big long trench-coat.
I was an apprentice at AEC From 1969 to 1975, starting in the trade school under John Gudgeon, followed by spells in Engine assembly; Chassis assembly (Track 1), Chassis details; Engine test; Progress chasing dept; Works Transport dept and Chassis Rectification – which is where I ended my apprenticeship, staying there for 2 years before moving to the Industrial Engineering department (the old rate fixers dept).
As a boy I remember the busy social life of the social club - with Xmas parties in the canteen (I remember a much loved AEC Routemaster die-cast toy bus from Father Christmas), coach trips to London for Panto or the latest films. There was also the annual River Thames swim at Wallingford in the summer – usually won by a member of the same family – the Shons?–I think.
Dad was a keen snooker player, winning the snooker completion one year – the prize being a game with Hurricane Higgins – who thoroughly trounced dad. The social side also included dinner & dances in the club, cricket matches (with lavish salad spreads for tea-time) – the bar being always open. The Inter departmental cricket competition always seemed to be won by the Internal transport dept (nearly all keen cricketers of west Indies origin – formidable fast bowlers and batsmen). Occasional cricket matches with Thorneycroft at Basingstoke, again with the bar open and lavish teas – all seems a lifetime ago.
Looking through the names on this site re-awakens many memories – mostly good ones. If there had been a future there, I would never have left the place – but the writing was on the wall – even in 1975. Worked at Ford Industrial Engineering ever since. Unfortunately Ford vehicle production also ceases next week - when Southampton Transit plant shuts!

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June 14th 2013
09:24:58 PM
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Ronald Halford

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My dad and uncles worked there I had great days as a child my uncle joe Jennings worked there until it closed down and one of my dads brothers used to put the wheel nuts on the buses hector/ John halford

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Never worked there I scrapped two big engine washing machines

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January 22nd 2013
05:13:32 PM
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R E A SOTT orBOTT

Years at AEC  

1937 to1958

Department(s)  

unknown

Job title(s)  

unknown

Where are you now?  

Believed dc\'d

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Could anybody help to find out who this is. My grandfather had a Tudor Royal watch in his collection inscibed with the above name. Regards Roger Turnbull

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I am trying to attempt to find out who this person was please?

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December 3rd 2012
04:58:10 PM
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Matti Koivurova

Years at AEC  

1964-65

Department(s)  

all

Job title(s)  

apprenticeship

Where are you now?  

retired in finland

Other jobs  

traffic safety engineer

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finnish lorry factory Vanaja had engines made by aec

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i was studing techonogy and language in two summers. i met lovely people in southall, all were so helpful. i met Len Harvey one week, visiting his home and then staying at their home many weeks. i met in service the boss mr. Wheeler, his speaking was extraordinay clear, he was so english gentleman as ever. i do not forget those days ever. thank you all!

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