A gentleman rider, who rode motorcycles
when it really mattered as a WW2 DR.
TOM WYLDE ~ 1939-1945 WWII
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.
Thank's Tom for story ~ EBMCC webmaster