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Info wanted on Royal Enfield dispatch riders bike

Back in the late 1980’s my grandad owned a wartime Royal Enfield dispatch riders bike.
The guy he sold it to owned it for a long time and even though I mentioned being interested if it were to be come available, it was subsequently sold and I’m now trying to locate it.
I don’t know the original registration but I do know the tank number was C2601059 and there was also a green and red square on the tank, split diagonally. As a kid I remember riding on the back at steam rallies, I would have been about 10 years old.

I was chatting to a guy recently at Welland steam rally and he mentioned this is the place to try to find out who now owns the bike.

Any help appreciated.

Wayne Smith

email (option): waynesmith78@hotmail.com

Re: Info wanted on Royal Enfield dispatch riders bike

Hello Wayne,

Unfortunately the number that you are mentioning doesn't correspond with the war time Army census numbers. But I do have this picture:
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The census number is "similar", and it's got a red/green square on the tank. Could it be this one I wonder?

Regards,
Jan

email (option): wd.register@gmail.com

Re: Info wanted on Royal Enfield dispatch riders bike

Wayne just sent me this email. Does anybody recognise the WD/C in the picture below?

After posting earlier I did a bit of searching on Facebook and found this pic

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Trouble is the photo was amongst about 80 photos someone has taken at a military show, so not posted by the owner.

Anyone recognise it??

Thanks wayne


email (option): wd.register@gmail.com

Re: Info wanted on Royal Enfield dispatch riders bike

I don't know the bike but it's RASC wartime markings...Ian

email (option): ian@wright52.plus.com

Re: Info wanted on Royal Enfield dispatch riders bike

You could try posting on the Royal Enfield Owners Club UK Facebook site, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1138785666316064.
That picture of the couple on the bike is familiar, I'm pretty sure it was in either Classic Bike magazine or possibly The Classic Motorcycle magazine. An index search might find you a copy?
REgards, Mark

Re: Info wanted on Royal Enfield dispatch riders bike

The black & white picture comes from the February - March 1982 issue of The Classic MotorCycle. But it is not the bike that Wayne is looking for.

I have found the name of the owner of the bike in the colour photograph, Wayne has been informed. :slightly_smiling_face:

email (option): wd.register@gmail.com

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