It played a pivotal role in many campaigns through the second World War and now a special limited edition of the famous ‘Flying Flea’ is back in action.

With the days ticking away until The Armistice Ball in The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall on Saturday, 10th November, we are excited to announce a very special auction prize that will be on offer during the evening. Our chosen charity for the Ball is ABF, The Soldiers Charity and the East Anglian branch based at Merville Barracks in Colchester was given a Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus (affectionately known as the Flying Flea) to auction and raise funds for the charity.

There is quite a story behind this unique motorcycle which was used extensively during World War II, the original motorbike was made at a secret underground facility in Wiltshire. In 2018, Royal Enfield built 1,000 with the official Parachute Regiment insignia on the fuel tank and stamped with an individual serial number; 250 of these bikes were sold online in just three minutes earlier this year and we are excited to have been given the opportunity to have the bike in our auction at the Armistice Ball.

Even if you are not attending the Ball, Kesgrave Hall are giving everyone the chance to bid for this unique prize – simply get in touch on 01473 333741 to show your interest. The bike will be available to view on Saturday 10th November from 12 noon.

Tue 30 Oct 2018, Sue Bunting