An orphan in a home. Became too interested in the occult. Doctor recommended motorcycling. Took up grass tracking and found he had a natural bent for it. Eventually became a semi works rider for Velocette. They built six race bikes, the best of them went to Woods, the remainder to the privateers. He did the continental circus during which he won a GP near the Carpathian Mountains by default (everyone of any note came off in a sudden down pour)and just got out Germany as the war started. He later went back and bombed it as a flight engineer on a Canadian crewed Lanc. and did TWO tours. Started training to do the same to Japan but it all finished before he could get there.
Well he did have a lot of fun with the WAAF's.