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jerry
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WOI
jerry

Number of posts : 186
Age : 78
Localisation : Abergele
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : Dortmund/Hameln/ Malaya FARELF Marchwood Aldershot Yeovil
Registration date : 2008-10-04

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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime8/12/2010, 12:41

[quote="steve jones" enough of the WRAC cracks, i married one.[/quote]

I thought it was compulsory back in '63
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steve jones
Capt
Capt


Number of posts : 210
Age : 67
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime9/12/2010, 00:56

I had an idea that the radio call for the padre was brimstone. i think it was comulsory jerry, as was the subsequent divorce !!
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jerry
WOI
WOI
jerry

Number of posts : 186
Age : 78
Localisation : Abergele
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : Dortmund/Hameln/ Malaya FARELF Marchwood Aldershot Yeovil
Registration date : 2008-10-04

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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime9/12/2010, 15:15

steve jones wrote:
I had an idea that the radio call for the padre was brimstone. i think it was comulsory jerry, as was the subsequent divorce !!

I'll show you mine if you show me yours
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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime9/12/2010, 18:05

OMG That will be getting Brum all excited again
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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I think it's the helmet . . . .
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Yep that`s it .A nude helmet.Should have had a bit of cam on it
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen
jim

Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime10/12/2010, 10:28

ACC = Andy Cap's Commando's.

Teeny weeny airways for AAC.
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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 68
Localisation : Gtr Manchester
Cap Badge : R.Signals
Places Served : BAOR, UK, Mid East, Far East, Cent America
Registration date : 2009-02-21

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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime10/12/2010, 21:04

jim wrote:
ACC = Andy Cap's Commando's.

Teeny weeny airways for AAC.

I always thought ACC stood for the Aldershot Cement Company?
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Let Gen
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jim

Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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LOL

That's a new one to me. Very good. Smile
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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 68
Localisation : Gtr Manchester
Cap Badge : R.Signals
Places Served : BAOR, UK, Mid East, Far East, Cent America
Registration date : 2009-02-21

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brum wrote:

Were'nt female RUC called GREENFINCH ?

Thought that was female UDR? Wasn't the female RUC callsign RUCbag or something equally un-PC. RUC callsign was certainly RUCsack.

Mike
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen
jim

Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

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yes it was female UDR who were called greenfinches Mike.
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Themaadone
Maj
Maj
Themaadone

Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/12/2010, 19:18

On a slightly abstract direction -

DILLIGAF - Do I look like I give a f***?!

RM - Royal MArines or when talking to a member of the USMC - Real Marines
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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 68
Localisation : Gtr Manchester
Cap Badge : R.Signals
Places Served : BAOR, UK, Mid East, Far East, Cent America
Registration date : 2009-02-21

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PostSubject: Re: Abbreviations   Abbreviations - Page 2 Icon_minitime31/12/2010, 10:26

While we're on non-Military mnemonics I always liked

LOMBARD - loads of money but a right dickhead

Could have applied to some Officers though!
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Mike_2817
LE Maj
LE Maj
Mike_2817

Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

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brum wrote:
Teabag wrote:
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Rickshaw but can't find one for padre. Won't god botherer do?

Admin staff = Manhole (snigger)

NBC staff = Boxwood (very apt)

Aviation Offr/Army aviation = Hawkeye (Tonto and Pronto's little brother)



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Reluctant to argue after such a delicious steak but I've got RICKSHAW as RASC (RCT . . God knows what they became)

There must be an appointment title for Padre somewhere.

From 1970 onwards at least;

SUNRAY --------- Commander

MOONBEAM ------- Chief of Staff

SEAGULL -------- Operations / Adjutant

BOXWOOD -------- General Staff (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)

ACORN ---------- Intelligence

MANHOLE -------- Administrative Staff

MOLAR ---------- Regimental Logistics Staff / Quartermaster

NUTSHELL ------- Q Staff / Equipment

PRONTO --------- Signals

CONROD --------- Air Defence

SPYGLASS ------- Air Reconnaissance

BASEBALL ------- Air Traffic Controller

ATOLL ---------- Air Transport Support Operations

HAWKEYE -------- Land Air

IRONSIDE ------- Armour

FOXHOUND ------- Infantry

SHOTGUN -------- Armament Officer

SHELDRAKE ------ Artillery

CRACKER -------- Locating Battery / Arty Intelligence

HOLDFAST ------- Engineer / Airfield Construction

FORTUNE -------- Forward Air Controller

GLOWWORM ------- Ground Liaison Officer

STARLIGHT ------ Medical

CONTRACTOR ----- Movements Staff

PLAYTIME ------- Combat Supplies and Transport

RICKSHAW ------- Ordnance Supply

FELIX - - - Ordnance EOD

WATCHDOG ------- Provost

BLUEBELL ------- Electrical / Mechanical Engineering

METEOR --------- Meteorological

GOLDFINGER------ Paymaster

SKYPILOT-------- Padre


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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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On my list also have Floater, Nomad, Offset and Fireguard. Not sure of the date but certainly the book I was using in 1974.

Goldfinger is a new one on me though!
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Mike_2817
LE Maj
LE Maj
Mike_2817

Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

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What are the meaning of callsigns above teabag?

How many times did you want to talk to the paymaster by radio anyway!

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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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I thought a Floater was one of those things you find in toilet bowls . . ?
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Brian Roberts
Sgt
Sgt
Brian Roberts

Number of posts : 29
Age : 80
Localisation : Tameside CHESHIRE/part time Sutherland SCOTLAND
Cap Badge : RAMC
Places Served : BAOR, Norway NI Belize ,Malaya, Hong kong ,BOBC Norway, Nuneton , Taunton , Woolwich ,Tidworth,, Worthy Down, Aldershot
Registration date : 2008-03-26

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brum wrote:

RADC ?

We used to call (him) The Fang Farrier.

RADC run away dads coming

Brian
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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Mike_2817 wrote:
What are the meaning of callsigns above teabag?

How many times did you want to talk to the paymaster by radio anyway!




Usually from a Gastaette when things were livening up and you needed an Aquittance Roll sub! drunken drunken drunken
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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Floater. RM (G) Staff Ofr/RN Staff or Amph Ops Ofr in HM Ships. (Yeh I am none the wiser either).

Nomad. RN/RAF Navigator.

Offset. RN/RAF Offensive support operations rep?

Fireguard. RAF Regiment.

Speaking of which, on Saturday I espied a male wearing a RAF Regt LAC's number two (?) jacket and the rest was civvies. He had the airscrew badge on plus a variety of medal ribbons. Assuming that he hadn't been anywhere near the forces (he was a fat barsteward), could he be done for wearing decorations he is not entitled to. Mixed dress anyway.

Diddlydahdidah.
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Teabag wrote:
Floater. RM (G) Staff Ofr/RN Staff or Amph Ops Ofr in HM Ships. (Yeh I am none the wiser either).

Nomad. RN/RAF Navigator.

Offset. RN/RAF Offensive support operations rep?

Fireguard. RAF Regiment.

Speaking of which, on Saturday I espied a male wearing a RAF Regt LAC's number two (?) jacket and the rest was civvies. He had the airscrew badge on plus a variety of medal ribbons. Assuming that he hadn't been anywhere near the forces (he was a fat barsteward), could he be done for wearing decorations he is not entitled to. Mixed dress anyway.

Diddlydahdidah.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/coventry_warwickshire/8530189.stm
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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Did you take his name?
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Teabag
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 69
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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Well from the link gallahad provided it would have been pointless. Does seem wrong that people can walk around with ribbons or medals they are not entitled to.

Fireguard - RAF Regt. Didn't the Regiment also provide the RAF fire service on their stations?
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Mike_2817
LE Maj
LE Maj
Mike_2817

Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

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Formerly the RAF's Firefighters were indeed also members of the RAF Regiment, although they are now independent of it and are trained at the Defence Fire Training and Development Centre (DFTDC) Manston, along with the MOD Fire Service after first being trained at RAF Halton as Basic Airman, and recruit women firefighters.

The RAF Regiment train as Gunners at RAF Honington, and as a matter of interest now have the Rank of L/Cpl to bring them in line with the Army in Afghanistan. The RAF Regiment like the Infantry is all male.

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Speaking of which, on Saturday I espied a male wearing a RAF Regt LAC's number two (?) jacket and the rest was civvies. He had the airscrew badge on plus a variety of medal ribbons. Assuming that he hadn't been anywhere near the forces (he was a fat barsteward), could he be done for wearing decorations he is not entitled to. Mixed dress anyway.

I`ve seen that post somewherte before..??????????????
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