Lee (Biff) Baker


The lad on the left is my Granddad Len Baker, the picture was taken in 1940 when he had been in the RAF about 4 weeks. He was a fitter working on bombers and was shot down in 1941 after returning home from a bombing raid on Hannover. Half the crew were killed, he survived but lost his hearing. In his own words from then on he became surplus to requirements and was posted all over place until he left the RAF in 1946. He wrote a book about his experiences in the RAF which he called "Surplus to requirements" and this is what I am going to call my scooter. He is still alive today and 85 next month.

The girl on the right is my Nan Peggy Baker the picture was taken around 1940 when she was nurse working in Whitehall hospital during the blitz. She died of cancer 6 years ago but is still very much in my thoughts.

I plan on getting some more graphics made up, one being the bomber my granddad would have flown in and the words "Surplus to requirements"

Graphics by Scoot Graphics

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 1.... Name and Nickname....  Lee Baker (Biff)

2 .... Age.... 33

3 .... Town.... Royston

4 ....Occupation  Police Officer ex Royal Engineers

5 .... Married? Wife's name, kids? ages etc... Married to Caroline and a dog called Max

6 .... Hobbies other than soul/Scootering  Music, eating, drinking

7 .....Plastic Scooters yes, no not bothered 

8 .... 3 Favourite Soul/Scootering events/venues of the  past.... Madstock 98, Potsdam Ska Fest 93 Hamburg Scooter rally 93

9 .... Favourite Soul/Scootering events/venues of the present.... Been out of the scene

10 .... 5 Favourite Scooters Custom or model

11 .... 5 Favourite present sounds.... Blink 182, System of a down, The Streets, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand

12 .... 3 Favourite albums.... The Jam Snap, Madnes One Step Beyond, Placebo Without you I'm nothing

13 .... Favourite non soul/Scooter/Mod singer/group.... System of a down

14 .... Person you would like to be stranded on a dessert Island  with............. Jennifer Lopez

15 .... Person you wouldn't like to be stranded on a dessert island with.... Someone who didn't have anything interesting to say

16 .... Pet hates.... People who have no respect for others

17.....Best dealer

18.....Worst dealer experience

19.....How did you find out about the AFSC? Whilst searching the internet