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  1. There is an air bleed button on the filler cap! Well, that would seem to answer the mystery of why the motorcycle might have started and run for awhile and then halted, certainly very frustrating if you didn't know about the button. I think that first photo is of the airborne operation associated with crossing the Rhine, Operation Varsity. I can't tell if that is a Flea in the photo but it certainly could be. Anyone able to tell? The other motorcycle is heavier. Perhaps that there is a mix of motorcycles in the photo suggests they are doing separate duties, perhaps directing traffic in one cas
  2. Greetings. Hope someone can tell me what the actual intended use of a Royal Enfield Flying Flea motorcycle (WD/RE) would be in a combat zone. In this regard does anyone know of an account describing their actual use? It probably seems obvious. But consider: there are pictures of them being loaded into gliders, but not many photos (if any) of them in use after landing, except in what appear to be posed photos at practice or publicity events. It is often said that they were delivered (mostly by glider rather than parachute, apparently) with the British airborne. One view seems to be that there w
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