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Bernard Docker

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Sir Bernard Dudley Frank Docker, Kt (August 9, 1896 – May 22, 1978) was an English industrialist.

Bernard Docker was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, the only child of Frank Dudley Docker an industrialist.

Docker was the Managing Director of BSA from the early 1940s until 1956 and he also chaired Daimler.

He became noted during the 1950s for producing show cars, such as the "Golden Daimler" (1952), "Blue Clover" (1953), the "Silver Flash" and "Stardust" in 1954. He was succeeded by Jack Sangster as Chairman of BSA, following a 1956 boardroom coup.

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