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    Default Question? What form of transport did Bhupendra Singh have at RAF Cranwell in 1931

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    Lincolnshire Echo - Wednesday 08 July 1931 Page 2
    Motor Vehicles for Sale

    (Motor Bikes)

    FOR SALE 1931, MATCHLESS SILVER HAWK, fully equipped. mileage 1,400 miles, condition as new: no reasonable offer refused.—Apply B. SINGH,
    Cadets Mess, Cranwell B593.

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    Paul (et al),
    Interesting Q&A!! That Matchless Silver Hawk was a pokey little 4-pot beast. Would do 80mph! And remember that only on 14 November 1896, a new Act of Parliament in the UK ensured that horseless carriages no longer required a man carrying a red flag to walk in front of them!! That’s only 35 years before this motorbike was built!! And to put it into perspective, my father was born in 1896! Time flies! And if Bhupendra Singh had done 1400 miles in a year then he must have been a regular sight for the good citizens of Lincolnshire (and frightening the farming stock?)?
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Just for the record

    Pilot Officer Bhupinder Singh
    Service No & Branch Not Issued GD(P)
    Date of Birth: 22 Dec 1910 Commissioned: 08 Oct 1932 Course: 1Cranwell Course
    Service End: Died in Service 06 Sep 1933
    Remarks :
    Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "B Singh"
    Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.
    Accidents and Incidents: 1
    Date Aircraft Type Tail No Pilot/Crew Unit Remarks
    04 Sep 1933 Wapiti IIA J9486 Plt Offr Bhupender Singh*
    Plt Offr Amarinder Singh*

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