The paratroopers’ scooter

Vicky Turner takes a look at the Welbike - the smallest motorcycle ever used in service by British armed forces

This example is a MK1 version, produced in around August 1942. As such it was one of the first 400 made. It was later returned to the factory and upgraded to Mk2 status

With a simple design it was relatively easy and quick to manufacture’

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers