Sir Bernard Dudley Frank Docke

Sunday 9th August 1896

Born on this day, Sir Bernard Dudley Frank Docker, Kt, Managing Director of the Birmingham Small Arms Company group of companies (BSA) from the early 1940s until 1956, who also chaired The Daimler Company Limited. 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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