I had the same bike as Alan (Oban1) when I was in the Fleet Air Arm stationed at HMS Goldcrest
or RNAS Brawdy near Haverford West in Pembrokeshire in South Wales. Returning from a weekend at home in Oldham, Lancs the bike broke down in the Bala area. I had to leave the bike
with a farmer who had come to my assistance and hitched back to base. Before I could
arrange to go and retrieve the bike I was posted to Singapore this was in 1961. I got in touch with the farmer and he said no worries the bike will be here when you come back.
I wasn't able to go and get the bike until 1965 when I got back to the UK after having my
tour in Singapore extended to replace someone who had gone sick on HMS Albion. With a little
help from the farmer we managed to get the bike going and I just about managed to get back to South Wales. Happy Days.