NAVY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 1990
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In 1758, Lord Ligonier created the post of Regimental Agent. It was first filled by Richard Cox, who was appointed Agent to the first Regiment of Foot Guards (the Grenadiers as we now know them). Lord Ligonier had chosen wisely. Cox proved to be a born business manager. By the time he died in 1803, the Cox name was a firmly established one. And by 1815 the family firm had been appointed agents to the entire Household Brigade, most of the cavalry and infantry regiments, the Royal Artillery and the Royal Wagon Train. The name Cox & Co. was adopted in 1834. It soon became renowned throughout the Empire gaining the affectionate nickname of 'Uncle Cox'. In the Great War, 'Uncle Cox' never closed. At the height of the conflict 50,000 cheques a day were being cleared and over 250,000 officers were on the books. After the War, business boomed. In 1922, Cox & Co. bought out Henry S. King & Co. to become Cox's & Kings.
And in 1923 Cox's & Kings was acquired by Lloyds Bank. Links were quickly forged with the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. So at last a banking service was available to every arm of the Armed Forces. It still is today. At Cox's & King's, Lloyds Bank have a team of experienced financial advisers ready to meet your particular needs as an Officer. Those needs may have changed a little since the days of Richard Cox. Our level of commitment, however, has not. And after more than 200 years, our expertise is second to none. For further information, visit or write to us at 7 Pall Mall, London SWl. Volunteers only, of course.
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