Which Army motorcycle(s) used in 1952?

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  1. My first post so I apologise if it's in the wrong place.

    Does anyone know what bike BAOR Artillery used in 1952?

    Old friend tells story of sliding off bike right in front of CO.
    Col: "I expect my subalterns to salute, not grovel!"
     
  2. I think there were several types in service, including BSA Goldstars (350 and 500 versions) and Triumph TRWs. In 1952 the Army would still have been using loads of pre-war and wartime motorcycles, so it could have been a much earlier model.
     
  3. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Triumph reportedly built 50,000+ motor nbikes during the war so it would probably have been one of them as mentioned above
     
  4. There were still a lot of BSA m20 s still in use then, Great fun to kickstart...either you shattered your lower leg or you went over the handlebars ...such fun!. but the Triumph 500 was the latest bike then.
     
  5. Pick up a copy of THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MILITARY MOTORCYCLES by PAT WARE.

    Alsorts of military motorcycles from WW1 to present days.
     
  6. Thank you for all the replies.
    THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MILITARY MOTORCYCLES looks a great lead.

    the_boy_syrup,
    Your suffix - ROTFL :)