Fans of the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display team have until the autumn to watch them before they disappear for good.

'The White Helmets' have opened their season with a performance for family and friends at Blandford Camp in Dorset.

However, time is running out for fans - the axe has fallen on the White Helmets – meaning this is their final season.

Some have considered that the show isn't a reflection of the modern work of the Royal Signals.

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The unit was formed from dispatch riders, who ferried vital messages around on battlefields - first on horseback, and then on two wheels.

Their stunts have become legendary: a popular recruiting tool for the British Army, and a chance for signallers to do something very different for a couple of years.

This season will be the last for the Royal Signals riders as they focus on core skills with particular emphasis on digital and cyber operations.

The three-year posting involved performing at shows every weekend from May to October.

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