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dispatch

i. The process of supervising the readiness of aircraft for their next flights so that departures can take place at the scheduled times. The term applies to civil aircraft.
ii. In paratrooping, to supervise the exits of parachutists or loads from aircraft in flight.
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Mr Firman, who served as a dispatch rider in Africa during the war, died on June 30 after a short illness at James Cook University Hospital.
Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) works as a dispatch rider for the US Cavalry, earning his spurs as "the greatest rider the West has ever known".
Dispatch rider Alex Ross's kitbag fell off his bike as he returned from behind enemy lines.
The former dispatch rider, fireman and rigger worked as a volunteer in the area for three decades.
Mr Liddell saw war service as a dispatch rider with the Royal Artillery and worked as a bricklayer.
RONALD David Smith, known as Ron, was a man of many skills and talents, who began his military career as a dispatch rider with the Royal Signals during the Second World War.
And they reveal that the brave dispatch rider was a bit of a lad - with two sweethearts on the go back home in England.
At around a metre in width, the four-wheel, free-leaning vehicle would be no wider than a dispatch rider with panniers on the back, and it would allow the driver to skip through traffic jams like a bike.
James emigrated after service as an RAF dispatch rider in the Middle East during World War Two.
Hopkins (Mortensen, pictured) works as a dispatch rider for the US Cavalry, quickly earning his spurs as "the greatest rider the West has ever known".
The nine photographers and a dispatch rider were counting the cost of a "hellish" two years facing manslaughter charges.
Also, in the hopes of a last-minute reprieve, a dispatch rider waited outside.