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Frank Herbert Bale

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Frank Herbert Bale (1886- ) of Premier Motor Policies

1886 November 5th. Born at London

Educ: City of London School

Studied Engineering at Coventry Technical College

1903 Became an apprentice with Swift Motor Co and later London Manager of the company

WWI Served in R.A.S.C. as Officer in Charge of Main Technical Stores Depot at Shorts Gardens; later appointed Mechanical Transport Liaison Officer between home and overseas; responsible for the issue of "Vocabulary of Miscellaneous Stores"; demobilized with rank of Major

1919 Joined E. R. R. Starr to build up Premier Motor Policies

1959 O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E. Managing Director, Premier Motor Policies, Company specialises in Motor Insurance and has 20 provincial branch offices; member of the Main Committee of the R.A.C. and has served on other committees including the Standing Joint Committee of the R.A.C., A.A., and R.S.A.C.; represented that committee on the Ministry of Transport Road Safety Committee for some years; served for 24 years on the Committee of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund; Hon. General Treasurer of the British Automobile Racing Club formerly the Junior Car Club) since 1919; Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the Order of the Road, which he founded jointly with A. P. Bradley; member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach-Harness Makers.

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