The Classic Motorcycle
That’s Les Williams
Thanks for a very good magazine. Your article entitled Saint set for duty, in the May 2022 issue, has a famous Triumph man in the picture. In the article Perry Tait is mentioned, he rode the famous Triumph triple (Slippery Sam) many times, while I think the first man in uniform from the left is Les Williams.
Les was in the Royal Signals and after leaving, started work at the Triumph factory at Meriden. He was charge hand in the experimental department and worked on all the triples. He eventually bought Slippery Sam and many production
TTs were won on this famous bike. It is now in the National Motorcycle Museum after being rebuilt after the fire.
Again, great magazine, thanks.