RARE WWI GERMAN EAST AFRICA AND PALESTINE MOTOR CYCLE CORPS ...

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RARE WWI GERMAN EAST AFRICA AND PALESTINE MOTOR CYCLE CORPS MEDAL PAIR To Gunner RHH Buck, British War Medal and Bilingual Victory Medal. BWM named to SAHA(SA Heavy Artillery), and Victory Medal to the SAMCC (South African Motor Cycle Corps). Rare to find South Africabn WW1 medals named to different units. South African Motor Cyclist Corps was sent in 1916 to East Africa with 400 B.S.A. motorcycles. Although a well-known publicity photograph, usually incorrectly labelled as one of the South African Motor Cycle Corps, shows a smiling soldier with a Model H, all of the known photos from East Africa show the use of Model Ks without the enclosed chain drive. The Model K had a cylinder capacity of 557cc, was rated at 4½ horse power and had a primary chain and belt final drive. The magneto was mounted in front of the engine in a position rather vulnerable to wet conditions, although the front mudguard did have a protective lower flap. The S.A.M.C.C. machines had leather gun buckets mounted on the forks for carrying rifles, Lewis guns or signalling equipment

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Auction Date:
7th Dec 20 at 7pm SAST
(7th Dec 20 5pm GMT)

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