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Thanks to Carrick Watson for this picture of himself on his Dominator 600 in 1957.

Carrick says “This was a great bike, I used it when in the Army doing my National Service with REME Airborne attached to the Parachute School at RAF Abingdon

It was my transport to get home for a weekend leave. – depart Abingdon Friday night 5 pm and get Home to Glasgow around 12 pm, trip of 400 miles. This was before the days of Motorways so it was a hard run for any bike, Summer and Winter. Return trip – leave Glasgow around 10pm and do an overnight back to Abingdon for morning Parade

Very reliable bike, I fitted a set of Vincent bars to give me a better riding position for this distance, the fairing made a huge difference in wet weather. I used to wear Divers underwear I bought from an Army & Navy store with lots of layers, and my Barbour suit on top, that is why I am looking a bit plump !!

Did more road miles on this bike than any other I ever had, and have great memories of it, the handling generally was above average for any machine of this period top speed was only around 100 mph but at that time not much on the road could stay with it over a long distance”

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