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Recently, I have determined that this motorcycle is in fact part of the last contract for 8000 machines requisitioned May 15, 1944 and produced by the Triumph factory for the war effort. Although registered as a 1943, this bike was one of the reduced contract of 5200 machines  produced between Feb 1945 and Sept 1945, at a cost of L63.9s.8d.

After it was produced, it was exported to India as war aid, and later purchased by Indian Missionaries, who used the bike for some 66,000 miles. It was later imported to Canada and then the USA, where it now resides.

Originally there were 27,778 of the model 3HW requisitioned for the war effort, with most being used in that capacity, however, in the later years of the war, many were sold off to the civilian market or were dealer reconditioned and sold as new.

An interesting resource on this subject is British Forces Motorcycles, by Chris Orchard and Steve Madden, which contains most, if not all the information currently available on all  British Motorcycles used during the period of 1925-45 in Europe.

 
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