Just when you thought it was all over, the Olympic hype has started up again and deposed the contents of the Royal nappy from prime news so I felt it would be topical to discuss Mullard's part in the UK Olympic games.
What's that I hear you say "But the Mullard name faded into history in 1982 so how did they get involved in 2012 & 2013?"
Well..... I am talking about the 1947 Olympic games in which Mullard brokered a deal with the Olympic committee to have Philips supply the loudspeakers for the games - these were great games too before Ministry of silly walks for horses and ping-pong were introduced as Olympic sports. Although a more traditional games, the 1947 bash didn't completely embrace the spirit of the original Olympic games as the athletes were clothed, still, beach volleyball wasn't an Olympic sport at this time either so I suppose this wasn't such a great loss.
Anyhow, enough meandering, here are a couple of photographs to show the Philips/Mullard involvement:-