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Company: Army & Navy Stores Ltd Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd

Registration number: 5699

Company name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Dates in business: 1934-1981

Earlier name: Company name: Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd
Dates in business: 1871-1934

Type of business: co-operative society

Type of company: Limited liability company

Locations:
  • Victoria Street, Westminster, London, England
  • Johnson Place, Westminster, London, England
  • Ranelagh Road, Pimlico, London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Tooley Street, Westminster, London, England
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Johnson Street, Westminster, London, England
  • New York, United States of America
  • Howick Place, Westminster, London, England
  • Turnham Green, London, England
  • Coburg Row, Westminster, London, England
  • Portsmouth, England
  • Plymouth, England
  • Mumbai, India
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Kolkata, India
  • New Delhi, India
  • Shimla, India
  • Ranchi, India
  • Dorchester, England
  • Guildford, England
  • Chichester, England
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • Aldershot, England
  • Leamington Spa, England
  • Camberley, England
  • Bromley, England

Management of company

The Society was governed by a board of directors, many of whom were retired army and navy officers. Its first managing director was Major F.B. McCrea.

Membership of the Society originally consisted of two classes: shareholders and annual subscribers. Shareholders were limited to officers, non-commissioned officers and petty officers, serving, or who had served, in the army, navy, militia or yeomanry, the widows of officers, the secretaries or other recognised officers of the military and naval clubs and representatives of regimental and naval messes and canteens. Shareholders were entitled to deal at the store, share in profits and have certain goods delivered free. Annual subscribers were those eligible to become shareholders but who did not wish to and others introduced by shareholders. They paid an annual subscription fee and enjoyed the same privileges as shareholders except sharing in the profits and management of the Society and the free delivery of goods. Members were issued with membership tickets, which had to be produced on request.

After the first world war, efforts were made to widen the membership and the stores became, in practice, open to all.

Company history

The Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd was incorporated on 15 September 1871. It was formed by a group of army and navy officers for the supply of articles of domestic consumption and general use to its members at the lowest remunerative rates. It was based on the model of two earlier middle-class co-operatives, the Civil Service Supply Association and the Civil Service Co-operative Society.

The Society leased a portion of the distillery premises owned by Vickers & Co in Victoria Street, Westminster, London and approached the traders advertising in the price lists of the other civil service societies with a view to securing supplies. The store opened in February 1872 for the sale of groceries. During the following weeks, further departments were established for stationery, drapery, fancy goods and tailoring. Over 10,000 price lists were posted. By early 1873, the warehouse was regularly overcrowded and the directors rented an adjoining house to which the stationery, turnery, chemist and tailoring departments were removed. At the end of 1873, a gun department was established and premises acquired in Johnson Place for warehousing, packing and a carpenter's shop. By early 1875, the Society was running a banking department by holding members' money on deposit for interest. By then more space was required, and negotiations were concluded with Vickers for the lease of additional premises with an option to purchase. In May 1875, a Paris agency was opened.

By 1876, the Johnson Place premises had become too cramped for the Society's growing manufacturing activities. New workshops were acquired at Ranelagh Road, Pimlico where a separate manufacturing department was established for tailoring, shirt-making, printing and, from 1877, the production of portmanteaux. In 1877, a Leipzig office was opened. At this time, the option to purchase the Victoria Street premises was taken up and a new building was completed in 1878, where a refreshment room was opened. In the same year, a general price reduction was implemented in order to diminish the unexpectedly large profits which had accumulated. Other retailers, incensed by the Army & Navy's low price policy and what they saw as unfair competition, secured the appointment of a parliamentary select committee on co-operative stores to investigate their complaints. The committee concluded that there was no evidence to justify its closure.

The Society's business grew rapidly during the 1880s and, in September 1881, Vickers was given notice to quit the remaining premises which it occupied. Alterations were completed at the end of 1882 and the Society's warehouse premises were moved from Tooley Street to a more convenient location in Westminster.

In 1882, the Society formed the Army & Navy Auxiliary Co-operative Supply Ltd to supply it with fresh provisions, boots, furniture and estate agency services. In the same year, a purchasing agency was established in New York and a Thomas Cook ticket office briefly installed in Victoria Street. Meanwhile, the manufacturing activities had grown enormously and could no longer be accommodated in the Ranelagh Road property. Consequently, in 1884, workshop premises were acquired in Johnson Street. In 1888, office space in Howick Place was converted for retail use and the wine and gun departments transferred there from the Victoria Street block which was connected to the new showrooms by a gangway.

In 1890, an agency was established in Plymouth to satisfy the requirements of the military and naval messes and, in the same year, a depot was created in Apollo Street, Mumbai, for the convenience of members in India. In 1891, a second Indian depot was opened in Bundar Road, Karachi, to serve regiments quartered in the Punjab and Scind. In 1892, larger premises were leased in Esplanade Road, Mumbai, although they were not ready for occupation until the end of 1894. Both Indian depots were profitable from the outset, but experienced trading difficulties during the late 1890s caused by the frontier campaign and the low prices charged at local bazaars. Nevertheless, in 1901, a new store was opened in Kolkata in Chowringhee Road. In 1900, the Karachi depot was closed as the area had ceased to be used for military purposes. In the 1930s, smaller stores were opened in New Delhi, Shimla and Ranchi.

Meanwhile, in London, the stores were continually extended and improved. In 1894, a preserved provisions factory was erected in Coburg Row, and in 1897, adjoining premises were acquired at 107 Victoria Street and occupied in 1899. By this time the Society was issuing an enormous illustrated price list each year and had introduced a telephone ordering service. During the Boer War the Stores sent groceries, wine and tobacco to South African ports where they were sold by local agents on a commission basis. In 1900, a large warehouse was erected in Westminster for making up export and country orders and storing groceries. The following year the shirt and collar factory was moved out of Ranelagh Road to allow the further extension of the printing department.

During the First World War, trade suffered as a result of acute staff shortages and the diminished spending power of the Society's customers. Some new business was forthcoming, however, in the form of army and clothing contracts from the War Office. In December 1919, the Society suffered a major strike of its shop staff. Trade continued to be depressed throughout the early 1920s.

In 1922, the Victoria Street front was improved by the introduction of floodlighting and display windows. Later, the railings and porches were removed and glass shopfronts were introduced on the Howick Place side. The shop's name was abbreviated to the Army & Navy Stores in an effort to throw off its traditional image. In 1934, the company's official name was changed to the Army & Navy Stores Ltd.

Trading conditions were difficult during the trade depression of the 1930s. During the Second World War, part of the Westminster store was requisitioned for the production of camouflage netting and helmets. Merchandise was in short supply and the production of the large annual price list was discontinued. During the blitz, the Turnham Green and Portsmouth premises suffered serious bomb damage and the Plymouth depot was entirely destroyed. After the war, following Indian independence in 1947, the Army & Navy's depots in Mumbai and Kolkata in India were gradually wound down. The store in Kolkata was closed in 1948, and the last Indian store, in Mumbai, was closed in 1952.

Thereafter, the company determined to extend its business in the UK and, rejecting three takeover proposals in early 1952, launched a massive advertising campaign and embarked upon the acquisition of a network of small provincial stores. In March 1953, it purchased Genge & Co Ltd, a small department store in Dorchester. This was followed by the acquisitions of William Harvey of Guildford Ltd in November 1953, J D Morant Ltd of Chichester in March 1955, Thomas Clarkson Ltd of Wolverhampton in 1960, Thomas White & Co Ltd of Aldershot in 1961, and Burgis & Colbourne Ltd of Leamington Spa in 1963. The company had also acquired a site in Camberley where a new Harveys store was built in 1964. In the same year, extensions were opened in Guildford, Chichester, Dorchester and Wolverhampton. In 1968, the company purchased the Bromley stores of Harrison Gibson Ltd.

In 1973, work began on the construction of a new store in Victoria Street. In the same year, the company was taken over by House of Fraser Ltd, department store retailers, of Glasgow and, in 1975, was combined, as Army & Navy Division, with the John Barker stores in Kensington and Eastbourne. It continued to trade as Army & Navy Stores Ltd. In February 1981, after a restructuring of House of Fraser Ltd, Army & Navy Stores Ltd was transferred to House of Fraser (Stores) Ltd, the main operating company. It appears that the company was liquidated shortly afterwards.

Records held for Army & Navy Stores Ltd:

FRAS 599
Title: Prospectus
Date: 1871
FRAS 546
Title: Minutes of meetings of finance committee
Date: 1871-1875
FRAS 566
Title: Membership tickets
Date: c 1871-1934
FRAS 499
Title: Memoranda and articles of association
Date: 1871-1964
FRAS 305
Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors
Date: 1871-1964
FRAS 594
Title: Minutes and notices of general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1872
FRAS 490
Title: Index to minutes of meetings of board of directors
Date: 1872-1886
FRAS 590
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to branches in Mumbai in India and Karachi in Pakistan
Date: 1872-1894
FRAS 591
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to branches in Mumbai and Kolkata in India and Karachi, Pakistan
Date: 1872-1902
FRAS 497
Title: Annual report and balance sheets
Date: 1872-1937
FRAS 592
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to agencies in Plymouth and Portsmouth
Date: 1872-1937
FRAS 493
Title: Reports of proceedings of general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1872-1941
FRAS 491
Title: Reports of proceedings of general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1876-1965
FRAS 480
Title: Annual and half yearly report and balance sheets
Date: 1872-1909, 1968-1979
FRAS 568
Title: Circular to shareholders concerning evidence before Parliamentary Committee on Co-operative Societies
Date: c 1878
FRAS 593
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to building works
Date: 1878-1915
FRAS 492
Title: Notices to shareholders
Date: 1879
FRAS 576
Title: Complaints by General S. Braybrooke, shareholder, about Society
Date: 1879-1880
FRAS 595
Title: Extracts from minutes of meetings of board of directors relating to Army & Navy Auxiliary Co-operative Supply Ltd
Date: 1880-1919
FRAS 687
Title: Letter from F.B. McCrea, managing director, to R.W. Grosvenor, chairman, concerning expansion of Society
Date: 1884
FRAS 548
Title: Agendas and draft minutes of meetings of general purposes committee
Date: 1886-1925
FRAS 547
Title: Minutes of meetings of general purposes committee
Date: 1887-1913
FRAS 672
Title: Diaries of chairman of board of directors
Date: 1888-1895
FRAS 570
Title: List of candidates for vacant seats on board of directors
Date: c 1897-1943
FRAS 674
Title: Share certificates
Date: 1897-1955
FRAS 679
Title: Letters from general manager to board of directors mainly concerning India
Date: 1910-1912
FRAS 578
Title: General purposes committee papers
Date: 1912-1913
FRAS 690
Title: Certificates of registration of orders of court confirming alteration of Society's objects
Date: 1914, 1947
FRAS 549
Title: Extracts from agendas and minutes of meetings of board of directors and minutes of directors' daily meetings relating to financial matters
Date: 1916-1917
FRAS 688
Title: Letter from entertainment commitee to board of directors expressing thanks for staff entertainment
Date: 1920
FRAS 551
Title: Agendas and draft minutes of meetings of building committee
Date: 1926-1931
FRAS 572
Title: Chairman's memorandum for board of directors on reconstruction and remodelling of Society's properties
Date: 1928
FRAS 502
Title: Directors' attendance book
Date: December 1929- August 1932
FRAS 691
Title: Certificate of registration of mortgage or charge
Date: 1939
FRAS 306
Title: Agenda books for meetings of board of directors
Date: 1940-1953
FRAS 692
Title: Copy of certificate of registration of trust deed for securing debenture stock
Date: 1942
FRAS 824
Title: Certificates of Army & Navy's holdings of ordinary and preference shares in its subsidiary, Genge & Co Ltd
Date: 1953, 1969
FRAS 808
Title: Certificates of Army & Navy's holdings of shares in its subsidiary, William Harvey of Guildford Ltd
Date: 1953-1973
FRAS 694
Title: Certificates of Army & Navy's holdings of shares in its subsidiary, J D Morant Ltd
Date: 1955-1969
FRAS 611
Title: Correspondence and papers relating to amendments to articles of association
Date: 1961-1972
FRAS 609
Title: Minutes of meetings of group management committee
Date: 1963-1968
FRAS 803
Title: Certificates of Army & Navy's holdings of shares in its subsidiary, Burgis & Colbourne Ltd
Date: 1963-1973
FRAS 618
Title: Army & Navy Stores Group ten year plan
Date: 1965-1975
FRAS 669
Title: Trust deed concerning 8 per cent mortgage debenture stock
Date: 1973
FRAS 705
Title: Transcript of proceedings of Slaughter v Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd
Date: 1877
FRAS 581
Title: Insurance report and claim for fire at Mumbai branch
Date: 1896
FRAS 838
Title: Correspondence and papers on acquisition of J D Morant Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1955-1956
FRAS 854
Title: Correspondence and papers on acquisition of Thomas Clarkson & Sons Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1960
FRAS 815
Title: Correspondence and papers on acquisition of Thomas White & Co Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1961
FRAS 693
Title: Royal warrants and related correspondence
Date: 1968-1973
FRAS 675
Title: Summary of legal information about Army & Navy Stores Ltd and its subsidiaries
Date: 1970s
FRAS 630
Title: Agreement for purchase of business of Burgis & Colbourne Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1975
FRAS 816
Title: Agreement for purchase of business of Thomas White & Co Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1975
FRAS 662
Title: Agreement for purchase of business of Thomas Clarkson & Sons Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1975
FRAS 828
Title: Agreement for purchase of business of Genge & Co Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1975
FRAS 613
Title: Papers relating to liquidation of dormant subsidiaries
Date: 1978
FRAS 668
Title: Daily takings
Date: 1872
FRAS 507
Title: Balance sheets for branches in India
Date: 1891-1916
FRAS 664
Title: Balance sheets for manufacturing departments
Date: 1897-1915
FRAS 665
Title: Balance sheets for retail departments
Date: 1898-1915
FRAS 508
Title: Sales graphs for branches in India
Date: 1913-1928
FRAS 667
Title: Sales graphs for branches in London
Date: 1913-1929
FRAS 666
Title: Trading results
Date: 1919-1931
FRAS 671
Title: Staff salaries book
Date: c 1919-1944
FRAS 685
Title: Mumbai branch current account book (no 11)
Date: 1951-1976
FRAS 542
Title: Balance sheets for Eastbourne branch
Date: 1971-1975
FRAS 543
Title: Cash book for Eastbourne branch
Date: 1973-1976
FRAS 663
Title: Annual departmental trading statements
Date: 1975-1976
FRAS 501
Title: Diaries of workshop manager
Date: 1890-1900
FRAS 563
Title: Note of ground rents for food marquee at Epsom
Date: 1902-1903
FRAS 673
Title: Notebook of secretary and assistant manager
Date: 1912-1915
FRAS 512
Title: Minutes of directors' daily meetings
Date: 1914-1917
FRAS 678
Title: Correspondence on closure of Kolkata branch
Date: 1947-1948
FRAS 680
Title: Correspondence and papers of manager of Mumbai branch
Date: 1952-1953
FRAS 310
Title: Registers of stock and sales of pistols and revolvers
Date: c 1880-1966
FRAS 309
Title: Registers of stock and sales of guns
Date: c 1882-1962
FRAS 312
Title: Registers of stock and sales of secondhand firearms
Date: 1889-1960
FRAS 565
Title: Packaging for china tea
Date: c 1890s
FRAS 589
Title: Copy of customer order
Date: 1900
FRAS 503
Title: Registers of sales, purchases and stock of new and secondhand firearms and ammunition
Date: 1920-1973
FRAS 615
Title: Customer's personal account book
Date: 1942-1948
FRAS 614
Title: Customer's receipts
Date: 1944
FRAS 610
Title: Lid from special box of surprise crackers
Date: c 1940s
FRAS 806
Title: Own brand wine and spirits labels
Date: c 1957-1963
FRAS 558
Title: Form authorising sale of customer's goods by auction
Date: 1958
FRAS 559
Title: Paper bag
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 554
Title: Instructions for sales staff
Date: late 1960s
FRAS 509
Title: Indexes of firearm numbers in registers of stock and sales of pistols and revolvers
Date: c 1990s
FRAS 313
Title: General price lists
Date: 1872-1939
FRAS 524
Title: Canteen and export price lists
Date: 1889-1896
FRAS 513
Title: Militia training kit price list
Date: 1891
FRAS 314
Title: Officers' cases price list
Date: c 1890s
FRAS 504
Title: Circulars
Date: 1892-1939
FRAS 560
Title: Refreshment room menus
Date: 1893, 1906
FRAS 514
Title: Imperial yeomanry officers' grocery cases price list
Date: 1900
FRAS 544
Title: Imperial yeomanry men's grocery case price list
Date: 1900
FRAS 515
Title: Imperial yeomanry men's cigarettes case price list
Date: 1900
FRAS 516
Title: Christmas hampers for South Africa price list
Date: 1900
FRAS 517
Title: Grocery department price list of articles suitable for troops in South Africa
Date: 1901
FRAS 583
Title: Title page from Kolkata branch price list
Date: 1901
FRAS 562
Title: Advertisement and menu for Army & Navy food marquee at Epsom
Date: 1902
FRAS 518
Title: Biscuits price list
Date: 1909
FRAS 522
Title: Tea price list
Date: 1913-1914
FRAS 523
Title: Groceries and provisions retail price list
Date: 1915
FRAS 519
Title: Officers' active service cases price list
Date: 1915
FRAS 520
Title: Selected goods suitable for active service price list
Date: 1915
FRAS 521
Title: Expeditionary force parcels price list
Date: 1915
FRAS 315
Title: Food price lists
Date: 1923-1938
FRAS 530
Title: Advertisement for auto vacuum freezer (for making ice cream)
Date: 1924
FRAS 561
Title: Nelson and Wellington Room Restaurant menu
Date: 1926
FRAS 505
Title: Departmental price lists
Date: 1927-1936
FRAS 533
Title: Motor department catalogue
Date: 1920s
FRAS 526
Title: Catering department catalogue entitled Catering for all social functions
Date: c 1920s
FRAS 527
Title: Promotional booklet entitled Utopian shopping
Date: c 1920s
FRAS 582
Title: Mumbai branch price list
Date: 1933
FRAS 532
Title: Motor cars and motoring accessories catalogue
Date: early 1930s
FRAS 531
Title: Motoring equipment catalogue
Date: late 1930s
FRAS 681
Title: Advertisement for Army & Navy Stores Ltd in London, Mumbai and Kolkata
Date: 1937
FRAS 534
Title: Drug department catalogue
Date: c 1940
FRAS 536
Title: Jewellery department catalogue
Date: c 1950s
FRAS 539
Title: Jewellery department price list
Date: c 1950s
FRAS 556
Title: Wine lists for wine tasting events
Date: 1960
FRAS 696
Title: Scrapbook of advertisements
Date: 1966-1973
FRAS 553
Title: Gift catalogue
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 528
Title: Christmas wine and food cases and hampers catalogue
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 545
Title: Christmas gifts catalogue
Date: 1972
FRAS 529
Title: Christmas guide
Date: 1974
FRAS 612
Title: Magazine advertising Army & Navy stores in Surrey
Date: c 1980
FRAS 538
Title: Photographs of staff, stores and workshops in England
Date: 1872-c 1970s
FRAS 617
Title: Presscuttings
Date: 1876-1982
FRAS 564
Title: Postage stamp
Date: c 1885
FRAS 571
Title: Proofs for history of manufacturing department, 1878-1887
Date: 1887
FRAS 616
Title: Photographs of branches and staff in India
Date: c 1892-1930s
FRAS 706
Title: Postcard of exterior of Victoria Street store
Date: c 1900s
FRAS 584
Title: Illustrated commemorative broadsheet celebrating Delhi Durbar
Date: 1911
FRAS 557
Title: Humorous postcard
Date: c 1910s
FRAS 689
Title: Letters from royal and distinguished customers and visitors
Date: 1921-1933
FRAS 555
Title: Postcards of store exterior and departments
Date: c late 1930s
FRAS 575
Title: Historical notes and correspondence relating to centenary publication
Date: 1968-1971
FRAS 574
Title: Correspondence and papers relating to centenary promotional events
Date: 1971
FRAS 776
Title: Illustrated history of Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: 1971
FRAS 569
Title: Press pack and newspaper articles relating to opening of new store in Victoria, London
Date: 1977
FRAS 511
Title: Staff record cards
Date: 1895-1966
FRAS 550
Title: Agendas for meetings of trustees of Indian Good Service Fund
Date: 1911-1941
FRAS 684
Title: Indian Good Service Fund trust deed and supplementary deeds
Date: 1911-1969
FRAS 604
Title: Minutes of meetings of trustees of Indian Good Service Fund
Date: 1911-1973
FRAS 552
Title: Minutes of meetings of trustees of Provident Fund
Date: 1914-1975
FRAS 605
Title: Minutes of meetings of trustees of Pensions Redemption Fund
Date: 1922-1973
FRAS 682
Title: Scrolls presented to R.A. Lawrence, manager of Kolkata branch
Date: 1933
FRAS 537
Title: The Victorian, staff magazine (vol VIII, no 1)
Date: 1935
FRAS 676
Title: Superannuation Fund trust deed and supplementary deeds
Date: 1936-1940
FRAS 606
Title: Provident Fund rules
Date: 1948
FRAS 506
Title: Staff guides
Date: 1950-late 1960s
FRAS 608
Title: Minutes of meetings of trustees of Contributory Pension Fund
Date: 1951-1973
FRAS 607
Title: Minutes of meetings of committee of management of Provident Fund
Date: 1951-1975
FRAS 498
Title: Staff notices
Date: 1957-1971
FRAS 535
Title: Guide to pension scheme
Date: 1964
FRAS 656
Title: Arna News, staff magazine
Date: 1969
FRAS 683
Title: Reminiscences of member of staff at Kolkata and Mumbai branches
Date: 1977
FRAS 580
Title: Branch floor plans
Date: c 1920s
FRAS 654
Title: Notice of sale of Aldershot premises of Thomas White & Co Ltd by Army & Navy Stores Ltd
Date: June 1964
FRAS 573
Title: Notes on building new store in Victoria, London
Date: c 1964
FRAS 744
Title: Papers relating to liquidation of dormant subsidiary companies
Date: 1967-1984
FRAS 743
Title: Financial report and statistics compiled for Monopolies and Mergers Commission
Date: 1981-1984
Includes figures for Army & Navy Stores' imports for year ending January 1981
FRAS 577
Title: Sale catalogue and photographs of Army & Navy toy horse-drawn cart
Date: 1982

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Army & Navy Auxiliary Co-operative Supply Ltd
Dates of connection: 1882-1919
Connection type: The Army & Navy Auxiliary Co-operative Supply Ltd supplied the Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd with fresh provisions, boots, furniture and estate agency services.
Corporation name: A. & N. Management Ltd
Dates of connection: 1961-1978
Connection type: A. & N. Management Ltd was formed by Army & Navy Stores Ltd to undertake the management of its retail business in Westminster, London.
Corporation name: Artillery Mansions Ltd
Dates of connection: 1946
Connection type: Artillery Mansions Ltd was acquired by Army & Navy Stores Ltd in 1946. It was a wholly owned subsidiary.
Corporation name: Genge & Co Ltd
Dates of connection: 1953-1978
Connection type: Genge & Co Ltd was a wholly owned subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd.
Corporation name: William Harvey of Guildford Ltd
Dates of connection: 1953-1978
Connection type: William Harvey of Guildford Ltd was a wholly owned subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd.
Corporation name: J D Morant Ltd
Dates of connection: 1955-1978
Connection type: J D Morant Ltd was a wholly owned subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd.
Corporation name: Thomas Clarkson & Sons Ltd
Dates of connection: 1960-1978
Connection type: Thomas Clarkson & Sons Ltd was a wholly owned subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd.
Corporation name: Thomas White & Co Ltd
Dates of connection: 1961-1978
Connection type: Thomas White & Co Ltd was a wholly owned subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd.
Corporation name: Burgis & Colbourne Ltd
Dates of connection: 1963
Connection type: Burgis & Colbourne Ltd was a wholly owned subsidiary of Army & Navy Stores Ltd.
Corporation name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd | Board of Directors
Dates of connection: 1871-1981
Connection type: The Board of Directors was responsible for managing the whole business of Army & Navy Stores Ltd.
Corporation name: Army & Navy Stores Ltd | Group Management Committee
Dates of connection: 1963-1968
Connection type: The Group Management Committee was responsible for the day to day running of the Army & Navy Group.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1973-1981
Connection type: Army & Navy Stores Ltd was taken over by House of Fraser Ltd in 1973.
Corporation name: John Barker (Construction and Development) Ltd
Dates of connection: 1975
Connection type: John Barker (Construction and Development) Ltd was transferred from House of Fraser Ltd to Army & Navy Stores Ltd in 1975.

Access points: Co-operative societies - Department stores - Retail trade

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