BROTH­ERS IN ARMS

Classic Bike (UK) - - The Way We Are - Peter Lewis, Wor­thing

These two pic­tures show my late father-in­law Syd Chap­ple and his brother Reg Chap­ple. Syd is on the pil­lion of his mate’s BSA Em­pire Star – the pic­ture was taken just be­fore World War II, around 1938-ish. When war broke out, Syd was sent to Egypt, where he served in the 8th Army. The photo of Reg on the Har­ley was taken a cou­ple of years later, when he was in the ser­vices over­seas. Both of them came home safely af­ter the war, but sadly both have now passed on.

RIGHT: Reg look­ing rak­ish on a Har­ley ABOVE: Syd with manda­tory cig on the pil­lion

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