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 Ex Scaleys !

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brum
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PostSubject: Ex Scaleys !   15/1/2012, 20:34


Fibre optic broadband having reached this quiet little backwater of ours, we went for BT Infinity.

Two blokes duly arrived on our doorstep last week to do the deed and it turned out they were both ( gasp !) ex-R Signals. affraid

I let them in anyway and as well as the usual army type banter they were telling me that BT are recruiting ex-Scaleys to train them up.

I was wondering, (make allowances for my age), does the army use fibre optic broadband now ?
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   15/1/2012, 22:06

No idea. I still wonder if they use email instead of teleprinters? Secure email I suppose!

The guys who came to you were probably ex telemechs.
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   15/1/2012, 23:24

Yes Brum,,They do use fibre optics,and they also use satelites... lol!

Don`t think they were telemechs Teabag,more likely Systems Communications Engineers.

Brum..BT have been poaching ex siggys since the year dot.They almost got me but Plessey gave me more money. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 11:24

Probably correct Gordon but never heard of them when I was in. Telemechs did all the phone systems.
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 11:35



Brum..BT have been poaching ex siggys since the year dot. [/quote]




The RAF did that with Barnes Wallis from the Gunners. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 12:56

Shelldrake:- Go away in short jerky movements. Laughing

Teabag:-I was out before Telemechs came in,but i`m told they were glorified linemen.
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 17:20



cheers HA HA HA HA lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 17:41

Not so much of the laughing John Boy, even a simple system like that takes a lot of working out for some Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 17:53

Where has the pic gone Johnboy?
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 17:58

Watch it !!! ... you would't want to piss off this Scaley .... and by the way there are no EX Scaley's, once a Scaley, always a Scaley, and yes I know I was Ciphers, but my alter ego was Linesman.

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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 18:10

Johnboy, are those tins from the 24 hour manpack rations ? They look like they were from that infernal mutton scotch style which you guys dished up

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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 18:31

Johnboy:- When i was an apprentice.On a Laughing progress test we were asked to draw and explain a simple telephone system.I drew the two tins and got full marks,also got a warning not to do it on the official trade test.
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 18:35

Ciphers:-When serving with Air Formation Signals in Singapore,i was disgusted to bo told to wear a liney belt.Such degregation?//

Now where did i put that old tin lid??

lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 18:39

Disgusted .... at least you didn't have to blanco it

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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 20:45

No...we had to bull them..
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Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   16/1/2012, 21:12

Bull them ... obviously Stable Belts ..

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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   19/1/2012, 12:56

Teabag,

Telemechs, remember them alright. There were two other types - Linemechs & Radiomechs. They were the 'A' Trades, we as OWL's were 'B' Trades as you know, in addition to OKB's. Think we had the more active lessons in the field at harrogate. The Mechs were nearly always in the classroom.


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PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   19/1/2012, 14:10

Two different era`s Jim..

Telemechs, Linemechs & Radiomechs. became Techs

The Telemech you mention was a Telegraph Mechanic..Later Tech
The latest Telemech was a Telecommunications Mechanic

They had completely different job descriptions
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Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Ex Scaleys !   19/1/2012, 14:46

Gordon,

Thanks for that. obviously born into the wrong era - poor old sod I am ha! ha!

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