Four FTX Instructors Phil Hornsby, David Purvis, Joe Rose and Richard Bridge have successfully completed the RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) forklift Instructors course at the WTTL training centre.

The course consisted of putting Methods Of Instruction into practice including an Instructor level practical driving test, classroom teaching, theory test and 40 minute lesson on how to conduct a forklift practical lesson. The attendees found the course thoroughly enjoyable yet challenging.

The course was arranged at the request of the MOD to ensure that both FTX and 19 Tank Transporter Squadron personnel can be trained and refreshed in forklift truck operation. This in turn means that the Tank Transporter capability is self-sufficient in its ability to manage the large quantities of ancillary equipment carried by the HET, as well as loading and unloading test weights for the regular brake tests that the HET undergoes.