SCOTTISH DEMOB RUN – Sunday, 20 May 2012
Although the above run is not an SOC event it is a good opportunity in Scotland for members to ride their early Scotts. It is being run by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s Auld Reekie Section. It is open to non-members by way of day membership to meet insurance requirements.
Anyone who was demobilised after the War will tell you it was a very happy period, a great time to be alive, home and safe. Edinburgh Auld Reekie Section is adding a new event to the Calendar for 2012; the SCOTTISH DEMOB RUN. Basically, the proposition is that the war is over, so grab whatever you can on two or three wheels and enlist. Our war ended in 1949 when just about everyone was back on Civvy Street after the war effort so if you have a motorcycle made between 1931 and 1949 come along and join in the fun. We want to see all types of bikes entered and not just WD machinery. The event is planned to be a simple, low cost social run with no frills in keeping with rationing, which was still in place in 1949, and the recession we are in now. The best you can hope for is a “Mention in Despatches”. On 20 May 2012 we will meet at the Museum of Flight at East Fortune in East Lothian which was a WW2 RAF airfield and now home to a Vulcan bomber and a number of wartime aeroplanes. From there we will take you on a patrol of between 70-80 miles deep into the territory of East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. A half way halt will involve the friendly occupation of a small village so you can take along your compo rations. For more information contact our Recruiting Sergeant, George Plumb at email@example.com or 0131 333 3336