As another year passes as we approach Remembrance Sunday this weekend and Armistice Day on the 11th November. The remembrance of the war has always been considered of great importance by British Motorcycle clubs, many clubmen riders went war and many never returned, those who remain have always believed that this sacrifice should not go un-noticed. I do not want this article to simply be a mark of respect to the many British soldiers who were called up by their nation to defend this country and paid the ultimate price for our freedom with their life. The ISDT has been an international community and at the same time as many British Racers were called up and ran the risk of not returning home, riders of other nations were being required to do just the same facing the same penalty. The time to remember the wrong of particular wars is no longer important it is well studied and taught as part of school curriculum history. However the anonymous individuals who were the casualties and who perished, deserve remembrance as the years pass and the witnesses no longer remain to remind us of the cost that war imposes on all those who take part in it.
I have included a number of images from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. But would encourage you to take the time to listen to this recording of Wrexham Steelworker Trevor Edwards, born 1917, from Ffrwd near Wrexham. Continue reading