The classification of all finite primitive distance-transitive graphs is basically divided into two cases. In the one case, known as the almost simple case, we have an almost simple group acting primitively as a group of automorphisms on the graph. In the other case, known as the affine case, the vertices of the graph can be identified with the vectors of a finite-dimensional vector space over some finite field. In this case the automorphism group G of the graph Γ contains a normal p-subgroup N which is elementary Abelian and acts regularly on the set of vertices of Γ. Let G0 be the subgroup of G that stabilizes a vertex. Identifying the vertices of Γ with G0-cosets in G, one obtains a vector space V on which N acts as a group of translations, G0, stabilizes 0 and, as Γ is primitive, G0 acts irreducibly on V.