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#1 NickM

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 1906 PM

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I was re-reading Chris Cocks' 'Fireforce' book & I suddenly got curious--He referred to something called 'Dispatching'. Sounds like it was involved in the delivery of paratroopers on fireforce ops & it kept him very busy but I am not exactly clear as to what it was. Any clarification as to what it was he did?

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 2322 PM

Dispatchers (Australian experience, here) check the paratrooper & his equipment (checker front, checker rear, checker CE [combat equipment]) as part of manifesting, prior to emplaning. Aboard the aircraft, they open the doors, rig the para step, get the guys out the door, recover the D (deployment) bags/static lines after the jumpers have exited. I'm assuming (yeah, there's that word) Rhodesian dispatchers had similar tasks.

Edited by 2805662, 27 August 2017 - 1510 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 1707 PM

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 0349 AM

  US equivalent would be Jumpmaster.  Pre jump inspections,   Aircraft jump check,  putting jumpers out of the aircraft, and   recovery of deployment bags.  Never heard the term until I jumped with Brits in 2000 and 2001.   



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 1100 AM

  US equivalent would be Jumpmaster.  Pre jump inspections,   Aircraft jump check,  putting jumpers out of the aircraft, and   recovery of deployment bags.  Never heard the term until I jumped with Brits in 2000 and 2001.   

 

OK thanks to both 280 & John: I sort of get it now



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 1514 PM

  US equivalent would be Jumpmaster.  Pre jump inspections,   Aircraft jump check,  putting jumpers out of the aircraft, and   recovery of deployment bags.  Never heard the term until I jumped with Brits in 2000 and 2001.   


Australia also has PJM (and PJI), dispatching is the role they perform. I forgot - they also administer the "Orders to Paratroopers" (or is it Warning? It's been a while) before emplaning. A lawful command to "get out the door or else".




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