Ok, in a bid to find a manual for an RD07a for another member (far flung) I contacted Honda UK, via their website, then only a couple of days or so later I get the response :
Dear Mr Robinson
Thank you for contacting Honda.
We do not send manuals out directly as they have to be ordered from our dealerships. We have a small number of dealerships that can send this as mail order, one being Lings Honda (www.lings.com) based in Yorkshire.
If you visit the website above and click on parts option, you will find an order form and a contact number in which to place your order.
If you have any further questions or feedback please complete our feedback form @www.honda.co.uk or call our Honda Contact Centre on 0845 200 8000.
Honda UK Contact Centre
I contacted Lings (who are based in Norfolk, not Yorkshire, but hey right side of the country ) and the very nice lady says, yes photocopies are available send in your VIN number so we get the right model and £9 for the Workshop Manual and £7 for the Owners Booklet.
Result!! and I didn't have to wait until the underworld became rather nippy