words and pictures Neil Huband
Commemorating the bravery of the unsung dispatch riders of World War Two, Neil Huband chats with members of WARBIKE, one of the largest military motorcycle clubs in the UK
WarBike members Ian Chatfield, Danny Shaw and Dave Cranfield leading a parade of WW2 military vehicles through the lanes of Surrey
On June 4, 1940, dispatch rider Signalman Ignatius Rowland-Jones was reported wounded and missing in action near Dunkirk. He had just been awarded the Military Medal for his bravery under fire during the hasty retreat of the British Expeditionary Force towards the French coast.