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If I recall correctly, Gordon rode a Matchless G3L.
I remember being fortunate enough to meet Gordon in Normandy and we had a great chat about his Matchless.
The Matchless G3L was the first WW2 motorcycle I purchased and I only owned it for a few months before chatting with Gordon.
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I have been copied in to various emails between Steve Allen an Roger Bibbings of the VMCC and a plan is coming together. There are two Campsites near to Pembroke Dock and Roger has suggested a route for a ride to various points of about 40 miles prior to visiting Gordon.
Start with visit to Chapel Bay Fort, Angle, Pembrokeshire SA71 5BE (https://chapelbayfort.com ) (special rate?) - then on to Castle Martin (photo opp at MoD training area? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlemartin_Training_Area ), then to Stackpole, Freshwater East, Manorbier, Tenby, back towards Milton (visit Carew Castle and Tidal Mill ? https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/carew-castle ), then Pembroke Dock and visit Gordon Prime (plus photo app?).
Angle - Castle Farm Camping & Self Catering
Freshwater West - Gupton Farm Campsite
Angle Bay B&B
Others in Pembroke
Pembroke - The Coach House Hotel, The Middlegate Hotel, The Old King's Arms Hotel
Pembroke Dock - Travelodge,
It occurred to me that if we could get someone to attend with a Norton 16H and sidecar and Gordon was up for it, he could be taken for a short spin in the sidecar which I think would really make his day. If memory serves, access to a 16H sidecar is pretty easy and depending on Gordon’s mobility, he could get in OK. Any thoughts on this?
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I would like to put my name down for this please. (WM20)
I would suggest changing the name/title of this thread as I don't think it describes what is being organised, so I think you may be missing a few riders who may be interested.
Maybe start another thread to bump up the subject?
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Put my name down please (WDM20 but I'll have to be in civvies). Happy to be contacted by email.
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Sent you a mail Neil - some of us interested in coming across to see Gordon
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I am propose starting a new thread under the title of Gordon Prime Duty DR. So far we have 10 bikes and riders interested in taking part in the Ride In on April 16th next year. Hopefully we will get some more.
I live in Milford Haven, about 10 minutes away from Pembroke Dock, I know Gordon and also Ted Owens, who also lives in Pembroke Dock. Ted is a 41 Royal Marine Commando veteran who landed on D-Day and was badly wounded on Sword beach. He re-joined his group and went on to serve in Holland where he was badly wounded again. Ted and Gordon often attend the Wings over Carew annual event where military vehicles are displayed.
I've been contacted by a member of my local VMCC group who has suggested there may be a celebration of wartime motorcycles organised by the Duty to Ride organisation (is this any relation to anyone here?), coincidentally they have suggested that this takes place at Carew Cheriton control tower on 16 April 2023. This is only 5 mins away from Pembroke dock.
I have a number of WW2 WD bikes including two G3/L's, a WM20, HD WLA, and an Indian 741b that could potentially attend the meeting, presumably, Ted and Gordon will likely be there if it goes ahead, although the event has not been confirmed yet. I also know of a couple of local lads with WD bikes (a 16h and a WM20) that would be interested in attending.
If this event at Carew is not related to anyone here then it may conflict with your meeting with Gordon? But obviously if you can arrange to meet Gordon at the Carew event it will be beneficial to everyone as there will be LOTS of WD bikes at the event. (Win-Win!)
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