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Didn't we gain a Ministry of Defence in place of a War Department some time in the early 1960s ? Presumably it sounded a bit more acceptable to Harold Wilson and his cronies. Well, he would never have considered going to war with his communist comrades behind the iron curtain, would he ?


I have a pair of 11/1939 WD marked tyres so they go back at least that far.

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The WD was replaced by the MOD in 1964. It would seem strange if anything was produced after that date with the WD symbol.


If you're intending to ride then new tyres would be a good idea. Not only have rubber compounds improved, but even tyres stored in good conditions slowly harden.

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