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Tom Wylde

 

 Tom Wylde ~ flying ~ Hawkstone Championship Scrambles Sept. 1953

 

1951-53 Pirbright Heath, Surrey ~ WD Ariel with Matchless forks


TOM WYLDE ~ 1939-1945 WWII

Called up November 1942 ~ Royal Corp of Signals
Training as DR in Yorkshire Riding BSA M20 500cc side valve with poor ground clearance and girder forks [not an ideal machine].
After training sent to North Africa landing in Algiers, made our way to Tunisia.
I was in Air Formation Signals and was attached to U.S.Airforce and did my runs often in a pre war French plane [rather rickety].
From here we went to Scicily and then to Italy, landing near Naples.
Crossed here to Adriatic coast and went up to Udine from here I had weekly trips up to Klagenfurt in Austria.
Stayed there waiting for de-mob.
After the War joined Streatham & District MCC so that I might compete in trials and scrambles, which I enjoyed immensly.

 Club members @ Tom's 90th Birthday bash ~ well done Tom

Thank's Tom for story ~ EBMCC webmaster

HAIRY BIKER

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