John Jenkins Designs BGC-32 "The Rescued Pilot" Knights Of The Skies. New in the original box 1/30 scale 60mm one piece set. Authentic hand painted soldiers and miniatures for collectors designed and produced in Hong Kong by John Jenkins Designs. Buy with confidence as we are an official John Jenkins Designs dealer. Not only did the men ride motorbikes during the war but also the women who served in the Women's Royal Flying Corps, They used the motorbikes extensively. The Women's Royal Flying Corps was initially intended to provide female mechanics so that the men would be free to serve in the armed forces. Do to the high number of women who volunteered they were asked to serve as drivers which included the motorbike. The Douglas family, who owned Douglas company, a British manufacturer from 1907 - 1957, produced horizontally opposed twin cylinder engine bikes and speedway machines. Douglas was located in Kingswood, Bristol. World War was a prosperous year for Douglas having produced some 70,000 of the 349cc twin horizontal cylinder machines for the British military. It should be of no surprise that Douglas also produced cars between 1913 and 1922. Motorbikes were of importance during the Great War, World War I, they were often overlooked. These motorbikes were used for scouts, dispatch and courier duties, mounted infantry, medical supplies, ammunition carries, as well as casualty evacuation. The versatility of the motorbike clearly helped play a largely significant role in the logistics of the war. This led to there use more so than the automobile. Motorbikes were mostly used to deliver messengers. Do to there speed and reliability delivering orders, reports and maps meant that they could be transferred between units quickly.