dispatch rider

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dispatch rider

n
(Communications & Information) a horseman or motorcyclist who carries dispatches
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Noun1.dispatch rider - a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
Translations
kurýr
motorordonans
sendiboîi, hraîboîi
kuriér
motorsikletli askerî haberci

dispatch rider

n (Mil) → corriere m, portaordini m inv

dispatch

(diˈspӕtʃ) verb
1. to send off. He dispatched several letters asking for financial help.
2. to finish off or deal with quickly. She dispatched several pieces of business within the hour.
noun
1. a written official report. a dispatch from the commanding officer.
2. an act of sending away.
3. haste.
dispatch rider
a carrier of military dispatches by motor-cycle.
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He said: "I subsequently found out that Hugh Cairns, the neurosurgeon who tended his injuries, would later write a pioneering study entitled 'Head injuries in Motor-cyclists - the importance of the crash helmet', which would lead to the British Army ordering all despatch riders to wear safety helmets in November 1941.
A FAMOUS old motorcycle brand is on the hunt for former WWII despatch riders in the North East to be guests of honour at a historic race day.
We trained together as motorcycle despatch riders and we went through into France together.
Jack was the last surviving member of those despatch riders.
The despatch riders would take us round the airfield.
IF you want packages, letters, documents and messages transported quickly, despatch riders are quite often the people you will want to call.
Volunteer Ken Norton with a WW1 French Despatch riders bike DW070309BCMTrans; Olivia Lewis, ten, left and Grace Holyhead, nine, honk the horn of a Sunbeam motorcycle.
com they can order Easter gifts (choccie eggs with cuddly spring lambs pounds 20, Easter mug with chocolate egg pounds 6 or the Whittard gift box with goodies for the whole family pounds 20 or pounds 50) and have them delivered throughout central London by despatch riders in furry bunny outfits until April 20.
FACT: Despatch riders tend to have lower sperm counts.
During the war, my father, Corporal Ronald Carvill, was one of the Home Guard despatch riders - they were the 12th division, stationed at Leamington Road, Coventry.