DR identification

While having a VE Day WhatsApp chat with my sister, we got around to dad’s wartime service as a despatch rider with the 8th Army.

Like many ex-servicemen, my dad, Horace, never spoke of his time as a DR, even when as a youth I was beginning a lifelong interest in motorcycles.

I happened to mention to my sister that I had never seen any photos of my dad on his bike.

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Well, to cut a long story short, my sister sent me two photos and asked me if I could identify the make of bike. I wasn’t sure as it’s a front shot, so I would appreciate it if the readers can help me out – it can only be either an M20 or a 16H, but I’m not sure which.

My sister also sent me a photo of what looks like dad’s training record, which I found interesting and hopefully others will also.

Hopefully you will be able to find an answer for me – I know OBM readers are clued-up on these things, as I myself have been reading OBM since the days founder Ken used to hand them out at Bolton autojumble!

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Jeff Stuart, Porthmadog, North Wales

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