Rapid Response Despatch Rider query.

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  1. Hi all,

    I have a boring recruitment question and I'm hoping that I have a) POSTED IN THE RIGHT PLACE and b) Not asked a fundamentally silly question, if so then sorry :judge:

    As hard as I try I cannot seem to find any info on becoming a Rapid Response Despatch Rider, I read an article in a forces magazine describing the work of the Despatch Riders and ever since I have always had that particular occupation in the back of my mind.

    Now I am of age to sign up (16) I am desperately searching to find any info I can about the job i.e. The importance of the role in the modern army compared with it's importance in past years, whether it is considered to be a good job and the TYPE of roles the Despatch Rider will carry out?

    I went to my local careers office in Brighton and although I asked about Ammunition Technician, OPMI etc I totally forgot to ask about the Despatch Rider job. So any information will be extremely appreciated.

    Many Thanks in advance.

    P.S. after seeing the many creative roastings carried out by ARRSERS on many recruitment questions, I am hoping that I will not fall victim to the exceptional wit possessed by you all?

    (yes i am being sycophantic in order to avoid a roasting)
  2. Thats very disappointing!

    Thanks anyway though.
  3. Correct, should we know each other then JJ
  4. Ha, I used that image at work, had it blown up as part of a tri service set!
  5. Best you pay me some copy right money then lol
  6. Of course we do mate.

    I was on on your 100th military lob. You were No 1 in the door, I was No 2.
  7. You will refresh my memory as I cannot think who was behind me.
  8. You can still be a postie with Army, Which may allow you be able to drive motorbike!
  9. As stated before all motorbikes have been withdrawn, we only have quads now
  10. you could join the Royal Signals and apply for the white helmets. If accepted you could take part in events featuring death defying stunts.

    Go on who's first to fix that for me?
  11. No strictly true. RMPs still have marked bikes.
  12. True but I believe the original question was about combat bikers not RMP traffic control or RLC heavy load escorts as in PAN European bikes, hence my statement is correct
  13. Is there not a ceremonial squadron akin to the old 238 that uses PAN's or has that been scrapped as well?