RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

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RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby Mickypic » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:13 pm

Picture of my wife's uncle who was a RAF dispatch rider from 1944 to 1947
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Re: RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby wade.edwards » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:56 pm

He has nice keep warm clobber. Don't recognize the primary cover. Looks a little odd.

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Re: RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:14 pm

Thanks for showing Michael, really nice period picture with your wife's uncle.
It's been colored in and some retouching has been done, that's why the chaincase looks different but I think it is the steel type.

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Re: RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby Mickypic » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:26 pm

Would a RAF bike be in green or blue ?

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Re: RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby john.nash » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:37 pm

Mickypic wrote:Would a RAF bike be in green or blue ?


from what I understand ALL bikes are finished and delivered, in the same colour by the manufacturers (bronze green for early war, brown for mid-war and then olive drab for late war). Seems some debate on the precise colour .. but from what I understand it varies by manufacturer and paint batch.

I don't believe the Navy or the RAF, then repainted their machines.
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Re: RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:40 pm

Before and after the war they where blue as far as I know.
But possibly during the early stages of the war some of the motorcycles where still blue but that got changed.
Not that I know for sure, as was not there !

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Re: RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:16 pm

Lovey picture Michael,

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Re: RAF Ariel 1944 to 1947

Postby nevhunter » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:23 am

I'm not sure about the whole bikes colour but I have some NOS switches and ammeter in the original navy coloured panel for the headlamp. It's never been repainted. Nev


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