Mitchell Collection bike 2
Mk1 GR (RAF) 1970
Make and Model: BSA B40 GR
Year of manufacture: 1970
Military Reg no: 36AX36
Dispatch date: MOD Ashchurch - 02/04/1970
This GR was one of 40 RAF Police/Escort UK spec machines delivered under contract WV8547.
It arrived at MOD CVD Ashchurch from the BSA factory on 03/04/70, where it stayed until the 31/12/70, when it was sent to RAF (G) Germany and was assigned to RAF Gutersloh, Germany, the nearest RAF base to the East/West border. In 1977 it was assigned to the 431 MU (Maintainance Unit - likely RAF Bruggen) It remained there in service until it returned to Gutersloh on the 27/03/79 and was sold off on in June 1979.
This GR was acquired for the collection, following a 11 year hibernation in a shed in Aberdeen. A full restoration has just taken place. No other details are known.