COVER PICTURE of Rootes Group Review New Series No. 2; July 1963
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, at the conclusion of his tour of the Linwood factory, took the driving seat of a Hillman Imp for his return to Renfrew airport, with Lord Rootes and Mr. Geoffrey Rootes.
Alan Lane remembers the Duke as saying "It is with great pleasure that I open this thing... whatever it is..." ...then when he got in the Imp, simply driving off.
Rootes Group Review : published for distribution to Rootes Group personnel at home and overseas. - New Series No. 2, July 1963. - p.9-11
|H.R.H. Prince Philip meeting shop stewards and foremen in the Car and Die-casting divisions
Does anybody know who these five shop stewards and foremen are ? There is one lady amongst them - maybe easier to remember?
|More shop stewards and foremen in the Car and Die-casting divisions
Can anybody put names to these faces ?
|During his tour of the factory the Prince met a large number of employees and discussed the work of their sections|
|H.R.H. Prince Philip about to perform the official opening ceremony of the Linwood factories, with the Commemoration plaque ready to be unveiled|
|Mr. Geoffrey Rootes, during his speech, welcomed the Duke and other distinguished guests|
|The moment of unveiling the Commemoration plaque, which will ultimately be mounted in the main entrance hall at Linwood|
|The Duke, attended by Lord Rootes and Mr. Geoffrey Rootes, inspects the scale model of the Linwood establishment.|
|The royal visitor is introduced by the Rt. Hon. Lord Rootes, G.B.E., chairman, Rootes Group to Mr. P.G. Ware, Director of Engineering|
|During his tour Prince Philip frequently discussed the work in progress: here with Mr. Matt Giruan, machinist|
|The Duke with, extreme left, Rear-Admiral C.D. Bonham-Carter, C.B., C.V.O., Household Treasurer, receives detail elaboration in the Die-casting section provided by Mr. W.E. Collins, General Manager|
|Prince Philip makes an extended tour of the car division, headed by Mr. W. Carter, General Manager|
|The Prince makes a close-up tour of the engine assembly section|
|The Prince takes a keen interest in the final 'running' tests|
|The engineering team behind the Hillman Imp: Mr. Tim Fry; Mr. Bob Saward; Mr. Harry White; Mr. Leo Kuzmicki; Mr. Bill West; Mr. Ken Sharp; Mr. Craig Miller; Mr. Peter Ware; and Mr. Bob Croft|
|The royal visitor takes the driving seat of the Imp on his return to the airport, with Lord Rootes and Mr. Geoffrey Rootes|
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