Hi! Bit cheeky, this, as I'm not a member and I ride a Yamaha Virago (sorry - but at least I am a biker!!).
I have a photo of one of my father's bikes, circa late 40s/ very early 50s. It's a Royal Enfield, reg HGC527. I know nothing more than that. It looks as though it may be ex-Army issue but I couldn't swear to that. I would be very interested to know if anyone has any additional info on this bike.
About riding a Virago - I love my bike but one of my wilder ideas is to fly out to Sri Lanka to visit my brother, nip into India, buy an RE and ride it home. Well, a girl can dream ...
Editor: the bike is surely a WD/C of around 1940-1944