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My mother is in four of these photos. One of them I have with mum's nickname scribbled on the back and the official MOD stamp limiting circulation. Mum was in the Plymouth blitz but by 1942 she had been transferred to Bletchley Park and then overseas. I guess that she must have been delivering messages to and from Bletchley and thus that is how she got to know something was going on there. As well as the bikes in these pictures she got try out an Aerial Square 4 but found it a bit heavy. I only found these things out in about 2010 when I asked her about the war and noted her comments down. Like everyone at Bletchley she signed the Official Secrets Act and so didn't talk about it.

John Doran
Market Harborough, LE, United Kingdom
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Editor Response
That is amazing, John! Thank you for sharing this extra information about your mum. She was a true pioneer in women in motorcycling!
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
Great article but of greatest interest to me is the photo of the WREN doing maintenance on her bike. That's my Mother! She had a copy of the magazine with her on the cover and explained how they rode at night without headlights for the Ministry of Information and Churchill's headquarters during the war. The group can be identified by the GXU ID of the bike. You talk about daring and skilled riders--they were the best according to the GI troops stationed in London.

Margaret A Consoer
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Thank you for this article. It’s amzingly awesome to me. I did not know about the British Wrens. Awesome!

Sue Pond
Brookings, SD
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Wow! LOVE this article. Well done!

Marylou Pritchard
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, November 11, 2016
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