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Exhibit at Beamish Museum.
Advertising sign.
Advertising sign.
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October 1937. 650,000 members.
October 1938. The Salute.
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1953 BSA M21. Exhibit at World of Country Life
November 1955.
1948. DOT 125cc Motorcycle truck. Reg No. JLM 752. Exhibit at Exmoor Classic Cars
1948. DOT 125cc Motorcycle truck. Reg No. JLM 752. Exhibit at Exmoor Classic Cars
October 1952.
Reg No. PSJ 670. Exhibit at Exmoor Classic Cars
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Exhibit at the Dover Transport Museum.
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The Automobile Association simply referred as The AA - not to be confused with a company of the same name that pre-dates it.

of Fanum House, Whitcomb Street, London, WC2

of Fanum House, Basingstoke

1905 June. Formed by a break-away group from the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland including Charles Jarrott. The Secretary was Stenson Cooke; it borrowed an office in Fleet Street for its first base.

1906 Asked the liquidator of the Automobile Association if it could use that name. The liquidator sold the rights to the name for £100. The liquidators’ accounts, 9 May 1907, show a receipt of £100 from the Motor Users’ Proprietary, the company name used by the AA at the time. [1]

1910 Amalgamated with the Motor Union of Great Britain and Ireland as Automobile Association and Motor Union

By 1927 the organisation was just described as The Automobile Association

1933 Formed the Automobile Association (Aviation Department) to provide service, information and maps for members making aerial journeys and touring by air.[2]; the Secretary was Stenson Cooke; address Fanum House, New Coventry Street, London W.1. Telephone: Whitehall 1200.

By 1969 one of the services offered was the A.A. Securicor Radio Link-Line service for private cars[3]

1984 A new public telephone service based on cellular technology was announced[4], run by Racal and Millicom[5]. The network would be operated by the AA and Racal, using L. M. Ericsson's Vodafone method[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Mick Hamer, A Most Deliberate Swindle, RedDoor, 2017, pp. 258-59 and the National Archives, BT 34/1490/58240.
  2. 1933 Who's Who in British Aviation
  3. The Times Mar. 5, 1969
  4. The Times, May 22, 1984
  5. The Times, Oct 13, 1984
  6. The Times, Nov 21, 1984