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1947, what sort of tax disc on a W.D. motorcycle?

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My newly running Triumph 3HW, was actually sold off in 1947, but had she remained in service in the UK, would she have displayed a tax disc and if so, what type?

Thanks in anticipation.........Gareth

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I'm not actually sure if post war WD vehicles were civilian taxed? But if so, Greg will have one in his repertoire. Interesting site anyway.  http://www.poplargreg.com/   Ron

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If the bike was sold in 1947 and then Civilian registered it would have been issued with a road tax disc,

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14 minutes ago, Nick Johns said:

If the bike was sold in 1947 and then Civilian registered it would have been issued with a road tax disc,

Yes it was and I have the two original tax discs for my machine, but as I have returned to W.D. specification the scenario is that it remained in service with the W.D. post-war staying within the UK, so would it have displayed an ordinary tax disc, (which I have) or would the W.D. have something of their own at that time?

 

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40 minutes ago, T8Hants said:

, so would it have displayed an ordinary tax disc, (which I have) or would the W.D. have something of their own at that time?

 

No, vehicles with a Military registration number Post War did not have road tax discs

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A friend of mine who was in the TA in the 1980s was pulled for not displaying a tax disc on a Foden wrecker coming out of the Birkenhead tunnel. When asked by the cop who owned the vehicle, his response was Her Majesty the Queen. Classic!!!

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There are some very nice reproduction war service tax discs available ....but whilst pretty these appear to have been used on civilian vehicles used by home defence forces of similar ....e.g a car or motorbike  used by ARP military vehicles had no tax discs..?

 

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Well funnily enough, at least some WW2 RAF vehicles had 'Defense of the Realm' tax discs as seen in this original that was sent to me by Greg Powell. Also can be seen on this RAF Norton Big 4. So I've copied the idea with Greg's repro discs on my RAF's Big 4 and WD/CO.   Ron

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I have one of those on the Matchless, but TBH, it was mainly because I had a nice otherwise redundant brass holder!  Its just "pudding".

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