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Old 12-11-11, 06:24
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From the state library Vic .... looks like little welbikes being auctioned .Would be Melbourne . Pics are captioned as 1946 "disposals sale" . MIKE
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The question is - Where are they now?? With that many for sale, there must be quite a few in sheds somewhere.
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Yes, Rick, interesting quantity of them: the type and its para-container was listed on the SRD equipment directory as a special issue item (along with submersible canoes and other such rarities), but I've not found them referred to in any other Australian documents, or referred to in any of the SRD Ops reports as being used operationally.

Have to wonder why they were purchased, given the environment of clandestine ops in SWPA. Can't quite envision a steely eyed commando put-put putting along a rough and steep jungle footpath on a Welbike!

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Old 26-11-11, 10:25
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Talking of the SRD .I had a little clandestine radio years ago, the tin box it was in had 'SRD MELB' hand painted on the lid .... dont have it anymore

THE SRD was our version of the SOE ..sort of
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