WWII Motorbike “The Flying Flea” up for auction at Kesgrave Hall 10th November
1/11/2018 - Milsom Hotels & Restaurants
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 and up for auction at Kesgrave Hall.
With not long to go until The Armistice Ball in The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall on Saturday, 10th November, Milsoms are excited to announce a very special auction prize that will be on offer during the evening.
Their chosen charity for the Ball is ABF, The Soldiers Charity and the East Anglian branch (based at Merville Barracks in Colchester) have been given a Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus – affectionately known as the Flying Flea – to auction and raise funds for the charity.
This unique motorcycle was used extensively during World War II, with the original motorbike 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 is giving everyone the chance to bid for this wonderful 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.