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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
Hi all It says Pete on my discharge papers so I stuck with that. Ex RN & SAMA82 of HMS Antrim, mistakenly (for a matelot) have found myself living near Sandhurst, UK. I work in TV news, OB engineer/cameraman. I found that destroyers and frigates can be a lot of hassle to keep and refurb' so last year I became the owner of a Royal Enfield 350sv WD C. Bit of a short/long story... I've been going to Arromanches since 1984 when I helped refurbish an infantry landing craft for the museum there when I was serving in the RN. Made many good friends there including the mayo
Hi all, I have just aquired a 1942 WDCO and would like to pick peoples brains regarding the history of the machine. It is registered and i also have certs from the Vintage motorcycle club regarding the year, but I am more intereted in the military history. Frame No 12828H Stamped on front tube ( although one of the certs i have used the No 3817 which is on the web between the front tube and top tube ) Engine 12828H also C/1386 and a Mil arrow with an M below and 244 below that Gearbox HHJ with 735 below any info would be most appreciated Chris