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Owner details for Western National

 Western National of Plymouth, as part of the Tilling group, was one of the original operators of this type of vehicle. The company absorbed Southern National in 1971 only to be eventually broken up into four smaller companies again in 1983. Two of these companies, Southern National (1983) and Western National (1983), received RELHs.
The 14xx series coaches were intended for use on private hire/local excursions, though were all delivered in Royal Blue Blue/Cream livery.
The 23xx series were intended for Associated Motorways or Royal Blue coach services between the West of England/Bournemouth and London/Cheltenham, all arrived in Royal Blue Blue/Cream livery. For examples of the services operated see here.

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Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV434H
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 

Other information available for Western National's Bristol RELH/ECW coaches.
 Photos on the InternetList of photos on the Internet.
 Photos in booksList of photos available in books.
 Fleet ListFleet list of Western National's RELHs.
 GaragesList of garages/depots that have operated these coaches.
 Fleet by yearDetails of these vehicles in fleet, broken down by year.
 Photo locationsPlaces that this companies RELHs have been photographed.

Vehicles still in existence
    RegistrationNumberCurrent Livery
 837SUO2351Royal Blue Blue/Cream
 HDV624E2365Royal Blue Blue/Cream
 LDV467F1457Royal Blue Blue/Cream
 LDV847F2375Royal Blue Blue/Cream
 OTA632G1460Royal Blue Blue/Cream
 OTA640G2380NBC Express
 OTA645G2385Midland Red Red/Black
 RDV419H1468NBC Green/White DP
 RDV423H1472Royal Blue Blue/Cream

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