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Sunday, 07 October 2018 18:31

NCA 2018 Courier Team Award

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BFPO Northolt receives the award for the Defence Courier Service BFPO Northolt receives the award for the Defence Courier Service

Awarded to the Defence Courier Service of BFPO

Courier Team Award


The Defence Courier Service

The reach of Defence Courier Service is truly global, with DCS Couriers routinely finding themselves travelling by sea, air and land to over 50 countries worldwide.  A unique capability of the DCS is that its team can safely operate in most parts of the world; they have undertaken specific training to enable them to perform their role in direct support of military operations and can work in arduous and austere environments ranging from bleak Falkland Island winters to the heat and dust of summer in desert-like environments, it is all part of the service that DCS is uniquely able to provide.

Supporting the Couriers is a small operations and processing team that are collectively responsible for the tasking and processing of the many items, ranging from ISO containers to small packages.  Its ability to react quickly is its strength and is down to the professionalism and selfless commitment of the whole team.  The best example of this was supporting hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean last year when there was a Defence Courier on one of the first relief flights into the area.  

Within the UK and Europe, the critical role of the DCS Courier Escort Drivers comes to the fore.  Working alongside the Defence Couriers, they enable the collection and delivery of items across the length and breadth of the UK.  It is testament to their efforts that the Defence Courier Service often records the highest mileage of any non-military vehicle fleet across the MOD.  

Operating around the UK and the world, be it in support of operations, exercises or supporting disaster relief efforts, the personnel of the Defence Courier Service have consistently proved themselves to be a group of highly dedicated and professional individuals.  Their outstanding and sustained performance has ensured that they have successfully completed every task given to it in maintaining their ‘zero error’ mandate.

Their remarkable achievements are in keeping with the finest traditions of service to the Crown and it reflects credit upon itself and the wider British Forces Post Office organisation.  In doing so the Defence Courier Service has proven itself to be fully deserving of recognition and the organisation is therefore nominated to receive the prestigious Institute of Couriers Award in the Military Category.

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