We have been busy uploading old Torque magazines to the ARCHIVE page. Some fantastic information from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Additions to the YEAR GROUP information page, including the 1972 & 1973 intake years.
Fascinating article on Lord Austin (The Old Man) uploaded to the LIBRARY.
We are extremely sad to announce the passing of AEAA committee member John Baker…. more detail to follow.
Check out the MISCELLANEOUS Gallery section of the website for some fantastic pictures supplied to the AEAA by Mike Costigan.
Click HERE for the full Kim Johnson obituary…..
We are delighted to announce that Mr Stuart Jeff will be taking on the role of Association Treasurer with immediate effect. Stuart was an Austin apprentice between 1988 – 1992 and was apprentice of the year more than once! Stuart worked at the ‘Austin’ for some time, however he moved to Aston Martin some years back and is now their Quality Director.
Stuart replaces the late/great Kim Johnson who sadly passed away recently. Kim did an absolutely sterling job for many, many years and will be sorely missed by committee members new and old.
Welcome on board Stuart!
AEAA uses the ‘new’ world of online meeting technology to keep association committee meetings going…
For the last few months the association has been using Zoom to communicate during committee meetings. After a slightly shaky start the committee members are now well-versed in the protocols for meetings such as this. In fact, Zoom is an essential tool to be able to give the members the option of meeting and ‘normalizing’ in the current Covid-19 Pandemic. It also means we can carry on managing association affairs effectively. WELL DONE TEAM!
NB – DON’T FORGET OUR EXCELLENT FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL! SEARCH FOR AUSTIN EX-APPRENTICE ASSOCIATION AND YOU’LL FIND LOTS & LOTS OF EXTRA INFORMATION!
It was with deep sadness that the death of Kim Johnson was announced on Saturday 19th September. Kim was Treasurer of the AEAA for many years and will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences go to Kim’s family and loved ones…. SEE MORE UNDER OBITUARIES.
Some of the Association committee visited the old exhibition hall at Longbridge today. It was a nostalgic return as some hadn’t visited for a while. There were wonders aplenty inside including Lord Austins office with a video starring our very own Tony Osborne. Thanks to Gemma Cartwright of POL and the team at Paul Rigby MG. See our Facebook feed for photo’s – Leigh
We’ve been busy adding content to the new website; the photo gallery has been updated and there are other updates throughout the site. If you want your pictures featured in the photo gallery then please contact us…. Remember this is YOUR website – Leigh
New website under construction…… Leigh