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  1. Devon General AEC Regent V at Exeter bus station plaque unveiling

    Our 1957 AEC Regent V VDV 817 featured in a ceremony at the new Exeter bus station on Monday 19th July, when the Prince of Wales unveiled a commemorative plaque. The bus was the backdrop to many photographs of Prince Charles. Peter Murnaghan, DGOT’s chairman, said “We were delighted to be asked by Stagecoach South…

  2. Devon General Omnibus Trust acquires unique ‘Light Six’

    The Devon General Omnibus Trust is delighted to announce that, following a successful fundraising appeal, it has added a fifth bus to its collection: Devon General ‘Light Six’ ETT 995. ETT 995 (fleet number DR705) is a unique vehicle from the heyday of Devon General. It features the chassis frame from a 1937 AEC Regent,…

  3. DGOT trustees thank donors to the DR705 appeal

    The DGOT trustees would like to thank everyone who donated to the DR705 appeal – your support has been greatly appreciated. DGOT is submitting its claim to HMRC for Gift Aid next, so it will be a while before the final amount collected is known. However, at the moment we are still short of the…

  4. DR705 appeal deadline extended to 31st March 2021

    The DGOT trustees have been delighted with the response so far to their appeal for funds to enable the trust to acquire ‘Light Six’ DR705. To allow more time for supporters to donate, the appeal’s closing date has been extended to 31st March 2021. To donate, visit https://www.dgot.org.uk/support-us/ Issued 20th January 2021  

  5. DGOT appeals for funds to acquire unique Devon General ‘Light Six’

    The Devon General Omnibus Trust has launched a fundraising appeal to help it purchase a unique Devon General bus – ETT 995 (DR705), the sole Saunders-Roe bodied ‘Light Six’ AEC Rebuild. DR705 has a remarkable story. In 1953, faced with a need for extra double deckers, Devon General’s workshops married the mechanical units of twenty…

  6. DGOT behind the scenes video

    What lies behind those fabulous Devon General buses you see at rallies or running days? A dedicated band of volunteers, that’s what! Whether it’s restoring, repairing, painting or cleaning, there’s a lot of work needed to bring these old buses back to life. To see what it’s like in Ken Baker’s ‘behind the scenes’ video,…

  7. Restoration News January 2019 to March 2020

    Read about the progress with our vehicle restorations as reported in the Devon General Society newsletters: Restoration News January 2019 to March 2020

  8. Obituary – Phil Platt

    Philip Leslie John Platt (1948 – 2016) Phil Platt was one of our founding trustees. He passed away on 8 December 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born in Exeter in the immediate post-war years and lived in Devon throughout his life. He developed an interest in buses from a very early…