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Controls and Communications

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Controls and Communications Ltd, Mount St, London

1962 Radio and Television Trust, Ltd., chaired by D. D. Prenn, changed its name to Controls and Communications Ltd[1]. Operating subsidiaries:

1962 Acquired Modern Aerials Ltd

1966 British Communications Corporation Ltd, of Wembley, received order from the British Army to supply Manpack radios[2].

1967 Acquired Truvox, previously controlled by the chairman's family trusts[3]. Acquired Vectron Electronics Ltd.

1967 Joint venture with AEI called Airmec-AEI which would bring together all of the partners's numerical control and systems interests[4].

1968 Controls and Communications was one of the 3 principal UK companies involved in numerical controls; rumours of sale to one of the others, Plessey Co; C&C;s main activity was supply of equipment to the Army's Clansman communications system, something that Plessey was also involved in.[5].

1969 Talks with Plessey failed; Racal made an offer which was accepted[6].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 30 August 1962
  2. The Times, 7 July 1966
  3. The Times, 17 August 1967
  4. The Times, 26 August 1967
  5. The Times, 23 December 1968
  6. The Times 7 January 1969