With the advent of NBC, the Royal Blue name endured as the coaching arm of Western National. The initial NBC livery was a CAG variant, white with a blue panel. Then all white with blue/red National branding and small fleet names in red. Then things got more esoteric...
at-3722 Bristol RELH6G 393TUO at Basingstoke bus station, on service 701 in the earlier NBC CAG livery
at-5805 Bristol MW6G HDV620E at Sevenoaks bus station c.1976. It spent over 20 months on hire to London Country, based at Dunton Green.
at-4067 Bristol RELH6G LDV847F at Weymouth Edward St. in September 1978
at-1014 AEC Reliance 890ADV in St.Austell garage June 1974. In another version of NBC CAG livery, this was originally a Grey Cars coach..
at-5386 Bristol RELH6G LDV471F at Bedford Place, Southampton
at-2736 Duple Commander bodied Bristol LH6L RDV442H parked in Lyme Regis, May 1977.
at-5654 The initial NBC CAG livery seems to have been enthusiastically applied to Royal Blue vehicles, although these MW6Gs only accomodated a relatively narrow waist band. EDV507D at Exeter coach station September 1971.
an-1243 Former with the Bristol fleet, Bristol RELH6G 976WAE at Yeovil bus station
at-1071 Bristol MW6G 766MDV in Old Christchurch Rd. Bournemouth, c.1973.
at-5698 Bristol LH6L BDV316L approaching Cheltenham coach station, 15th May 1976
an-1118 Bristol RELH6G LDV465F at Taunton bus station.
an-1287 Bristol RELH6G ATA105B. Seen at Exeter coach station c.1970 in CAG white & blue. The roundel on the front reads 'Royal Blue Express Services' and on inner 'Mayflower 1970'.
at-5225 Former Southdown Leyland Leopard EUF202D in service with Royal Blue at Basingstoke bus station 16th May 1975,.
at-1107 MCW Metroliner DR130/2 A761VAF. This was originally imaged at Gloucester Road coach station, a fomer coal depot in west London in January 1985.
at-935 Duple Commander bodied Bristol LH6L RDV442H spinning around The Square, Bournemouth.
an-1799 Bristol RELH6G BDV402L at The Square, Bournemouth.
at-4066 Bristol RELH6G OTA634G at Weymouth Edward St. September 1978.
at-159 Bristol RELH6G RDV429H in Salisbury 29th May 1976.
at-6034 Bristol LH6L NTT323M at Aust services, M4 heading out to Ilfracombe. The service station did act as an interchange for National Express services.
at-4050 Bristol RELH6G RDV429H at Newton Road depot, Torquay 7th August 1979.
at-3931 Bristol MW6G 744MDV on London Country service 454A, working out of Reigate. It was on hire from November 1975 to January 1976.
at-513 Bristol RELH6G OTA637G at Portsmouth, probably Hyde Park Road c.1971.