Recovery Patrol of the Year 2007

AA announces its top recovery Patrol

Gary Kelly, AA recovery patrol of the year 2007 Gary Kelly from Streatham, London is celebrating after being crowned Recovery Patrol of the Year – the crème de la crème of the AA's recovery patrols – at the recent AA Employee Awards, held near Silverstone.

The judging began in January with local managers nominating patrols who were then interviewed and whittled down to a final five, who in turn were put through an intensive day of technical tests, panel interview and a mock live TV interview.

The 55-year-old joined the AA in 2005. He is a dedicated family man with eight children and five grandchildren, so in what little spare time he has, he likes to play golf and enjoys rugby. His dream car is an Aston Martin Vanquish and the most interesting car he has recovered is a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.

Gary says: "I was ecstatic to be my regional finalist but to win is unbelievable! This is the best job I've ever had but I couldn't have got here without the team behind me – I know it's cheesy but they are like an extension of my family."

Dedication to service

Steve Dewey, AA Road Operations Director, says: "Gary's a great guy and a shining example of the dedication to service and professionalism that our patrols pride themselves on. He always goes the extra mile for our members, so it's great to be able to recognise this."


17 May 2007