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dispatch

  1. the sending out of finished goods for distribution and sale. Such finished goods can be dispatched from STOCK or as particular customers' orders are manufactured.
  2. the selection of JOBS or batches of a product to be completed in a PRODUCTION schedule. Various dispatch rules can be used to select which particular job should be completed next from a queue of jobs awaiting completion, such as ‘first come first served’, ‘random selection’, ‘minimum processing time’ (starting with the job which has the shortest machine processing time) etc.
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Honor Blackman will be reliving her days with leading men Sean Connery in Goldfinger (top) and Patrick Macnee in The Avengers and her work as a dispatch rider.
The most unlikely job - which is very dangerous in winter - was as a dispatch rider.
She is pictured on a Matchless 350cc at Drayton Manor, Tamworth, in 1945 on her last posting as a dispatch rider, top right, and on her wedding day with husband Leslie, centre, and family, above far right Main picture by IAN McINTYRE
From just below their vantage point a coal lorry was laboriously pulling out of the pit yard, at the same time from the Huddersfield direction they saw a military dispatch rider coming at speed, they knew before the accident happened that it was inevitable and the soldier was killed.
After leaving school Laurie became a dispatch rider until he was old enough to join the army, where he boxed in many tournaments both at home and overseas.
He was a dispatch rider with the Royal Signals and was posted to Cairo and Baghdad.
But even more remarkable is that, during World War II, Colin was a dispatch rider.
The couple were apart when Jim was signed up by the army's 1st ParachuteBrigade for thedangerous job of dispatch rider in Palestine in 1948.
Before enlisting on December 17, 1942, he was employed as a dispatch rider with the National Fire Service and, aged just 16, he was awarded the British Empire Medal and his citation reads, "Arthur Henry Warner, Messenger, Coventry Auxiliary Fire Service.
Set in the late-19th century, this old-fashioned adventure stars Viggo Mortensen (above) as Hopkins, a former US cavalry dispatch rider who's fallen on hard times.
A young dispatch rider from Percy Main, North Shields, stumbled upon it as Allied troops burned Nazi documents in Berlin at the end of the war in 1945.