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The following has been received from Mr Berwyn Williams, a regular contributor to the NARPO website:
 
Following on from the recent article Looking back at my time in Mid-Wales by Peter Griffin (PC153/753).
 
Regarding the DMW motorcycle that Peter rode while he was stationed at Newtown in the 60’s. I spoke to my son-in-law as he is a very keen motor cyclist and he told me that his friend had an ex-Police DMW motor cycle which he says was being used in Pembrokeshire. I asked my son-in-law to take photos of the bike so that I could send it on to you (see below).
 
THE DMW DEEMSTER IN MID-WALES (OR PEMBROKESHIRE)!
 
THE DMW DEEMSTER IN MID-WALES (OR PEMBROKESHIRE)!
 
Looking at the number plate of the DMW it looks as if it is a Mid Wales plate and possibly the very DMW that Peter Griffin rode. (The EP prefix confirms that the motor cycle was first registered in Montgomeryshire and the C suffix indicates it was first registered in 1965). 
Many thanks to Berwyn and his son-in-law for supplying the photgraphs 
Note: The machine was never popular with the general public but was very successful in the rural police service as a number of police forces used them including Wolverhampton, which had eight.The Police versions were equipped with a radio and a blue flashing light and the selling price to the general public was £380.