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Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team perform final public display

The White Helmets said a final farewell after 90 years of entertaining during the Preston Military Show, their last public display.

The team  have been promoting the work of the Royal Signals ever since motorbikes were used to carry messages across the battlefield, but it is a skill that no longer reflects the hi-tech work of the Army’s IT and communications specialists, and so the team are disbanding.

Former White Helmet member 80-year-old Brian Iddon from Ashton, Lancashire, watched the display along with hundreds of visitors to the Preston Military Show.

“It has been wonderful coming back here today,” said Brian who joined the White Helmets in 1959.

“It has been a good show. My wife and I wondered if it would be with the Health and Safety rules nowadays but it was just as daring as I remember.”

Brian rode a Triumph motorcycle back in the day and following basic training in Ripon was part of the display team with highlights being performances in Berlin in Germany and in Madison Square Gardens in the USA.

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