When WWII broke out, Cecil Kimber was not satisfied with the manufacturing contracts that he received from the War Department, so he went out on his own and signed a contract to build the fuselage of the Albemarle bomber. Morris was so upset with this that he had him fired. Some years later Kimber was killed in a train accident while on his way to work at the Special Loid Piston Factory. He had taken the train to work that day because he ran out of petrol ration coupons. Rumor has it that at the time of the accident, he was in talks with the Standard Factory who were considering hiring him to build Triumphs.