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Dispatch Riders

Posted by Spartan Motorbike Couriers on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, In : Dispatch Riders 
In all wars, there are always those who go unnoticed, those who are pushed to the background leaving the sacrifices they made and the hardships they encountered out of the history books and, more often than not, out of our memories. One such group of unrecognised wartime servicemen are the dispatch motorcycle riders - an integral part of history that helped shape the world as we know it, despite having received no official form of recognition to this day.

Riding through warzones, coming under ...

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Dispatch Rider Diary WW2

Posted by Spartan Motorcycle Couriers on Saturday, July 15, 2017, In : WW2 Dispatch Riders 

November 1942 — Initial training in Ossett, Yorkshire for 6 weeks.

Thursday 24 December 1942
Arrived in Prestatyn @ 2:30pm. Billetted in residential Golf House. Very nice place. Went to the NAFFI and wrote home and to Joyce.

Friday 25th December 1942
Had a damned good day. A very fine Christmas dinner. Walked to Rhyl at night along the beach. Went to the YMCA.

Saturday 26th December 1942
Moved into the holiday Camp. Smashing place. Three of us in a little chalet. Went to the NAFFI at night in the...

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