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Engines Off For British Army Stunt Team

The British Army's White Helmets motorcycle stunt display team is disbanding after 90 years of service.The Royal Signals' 30 volunteer...

The British Army's White Helmets motorcycle stunt display team is disbanding after 90 years of service.

The Royal Signals' 30 volunteer riders are based at Blandford, Dorset, and say that the 2017 display season will be their last.

They formed in 1927, and were originally tasked with using motorbikes carrying messages across the battlefield.

More recently their role has been to promote the British Army and keep the corps in the public eye.

An Army spokesperson said:

"The Royal Corps of Signals have come far since using motorbikes to carry messages across the battlefield, and are now highly trained 'Leaders in a Digital Age' with expertise in cyber operations."

"This modernisation means that 2017 will be the last season for the iconic 'White Helmets' Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team."

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