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From the commencement of the Canberra Bus Service in 1926 until the 1970s, the vast majority of buses in the fleet were supplied by AEC (Associated Equipment Company) of England. A total of 323 vehicles were ordered from this supplier and its subsidiaries.


In order of delivery, the AEC Buses which operated in the Canberra fleet were:

  • 1926, AEC Renown 411 – 5 buses
  • 1928-29, ADC Renown ¹ 413 – 3 buses
  • 1933-48, AEC Regal – 46 buses
  • 1936, AEC Mercury (school bus) – 1 bus
  • 1948-51, AEC Regal III – 46 buses
  • 1956-68, AEC Reliance – 120 buses
  • 1968-75, AEC Swift – 101 buses
  • 1974, Thornycroft Trident ² – 1 bus

1 – ADC (Associated Daimler Company) was a short-lived joint venture between AEC and Daimler
2 – Thornycroft was acquired by AEC in 1961, the Trident being one of the last vehicles made under the Thornycroft badge.

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