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"john boy"
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PostSubject: Acronyms   24/8/2012, 13:35

CMG= Call me god

KCMG= Kindly call me god

GCMG= God calls me god

Any more from you guys lol! Very Happy Question
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   24/8/2012, 14:41

OBE - Offshore Banking Expert?

Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   7/12/2013, 20:45

CHIMPS= Chaos Happens In Military Police Situations: santa
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Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   7/12/2013, 21:23

[quote="Shelldrake"]OBE - Offshore Banking Expert?

Laughing Laughing[/quote

The OBE is affectionately known as...

...Other Buggers Efforts!


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Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
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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: Acronyms   7/12/2013, 21:24

NAFFI . . No Ambition and F..k All Interest or so my Confidential Report stated.

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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   8/12/2013, 09:18

ciphers wrote:
NAFFI . . No Ambition and F..k All Interest or so my Confidential Report stated.

Len (Ciphers)
Navy ,Army and Air Force Institutes- NAAFI.

MPBW- Ministry of Public  Buildings and Works- make the poor b*****s wait.

Later became ????
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   8/12/2013, 11:34

Chemist wrote:
ciphers wrote:
NAFFI . . No Ambition and F..k All Interest or so my Confidential Report stated.

Len (Ciphers)
Navy ,Army and Air Force Institutes- NAAFI.

MPBW- Ministry of Public  Buildings and Works- make the poor b*****s wait.

Later became ????
PSA - Property Services Agency. There is a hole in the road and the PSA are looking in to it. They were later "Privatised" after which every job they did cost twice as much as before!
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Localisation : West of England
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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: Acronyms   19/12/2013, 16:25

BATCO = Battle Code. The successor of SLIDEX
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Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   21/12/2013, 11:19

Surprised nobody so far has come up with those typically Yank things.....
eg. For the younger contributors whose memories don't go back to BD,  shiny  buttons, Blanco  & WW2.............


FUBAR    Foul up beyond all reality           CHOFU   Colossal highly organised foul up  

SNAFU Situation normal, all fouled up

and, of course,     GI &  PBI,..........    GP (General Purpose...... Jeep)
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Number of posts : 1041
Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   21/12/2013, 11:32

MBE My Blxxxy Efforts

MPBW Ministry of Public Blunders and Wonders
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Number of posts : 784
Age : 87
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   21/12/2013, 22:16

TEWT........... Tactical Exercise Without Troops.
                      Sometimes a senior ranks jolly and an excuse to swan round the countryside in a Landrover and meet up in a pub for refreshment, code named "Debriefing".

 Finding the pub could be excused as being a good test of map reading skills.


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Localisation : Erdington, Birmingham
Cap Badge : RCT(V), RLC(V)
Places Served : Grantham, Long Marston, Bicester, Marchwood and most rail served depots with the TA in BAOR
Registration date : 2010-11-24

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   22/12/2013, 14:46

cartav wrote:
 TEWT........... Tactical Exercise Without Troops.  

Also known as a PENIS Pointless Exercise Not Involving Soldiers.

Nige Very Happy
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Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   23/12/2013, 11:27

.     ...........  And another,  1950's  MT related.   Still in use ???????

                   WOFL TB   ( pronounced  Woffle  Tee Bee )    

               Daily &  Halt Parade  servicing  reminder for drivers  to check :-
              WATER   OIL   FUEL   LIGHTS Tyres & Brakes
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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: Acronyms   23/12/2013, 13:14

EDIP Example Demonstrate Imitate Practise

WOSB War Office Selection Board

TOTE Table of Tools & Equipment (up to about 1963)
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Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   23/12/2013, 14:55

BURMA - Be Undressed Ready My Angel! Embarassed Embarassed 
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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   23/12/2013, 16:31

POL-Petroleum ,Oils, Lubricants.

Some clever Civil Servant tried to change this to-

FLAP-Fuels, Lubricants and Allied Products.

Why didn't that work?
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Number of posts : 784
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Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   23/12/2013, 17:03

Shelldrake wrote:
BURMA - Be Undressed Ready My Angel! Embarassed Embarassed 

I knew that !  But if you are going to get serious, there's
NORWICH .......  ' Nickers Off Ready When I Come Home
or
CHINA............    Bet you can't guess what they were
                       Hunting In North Africa.

And for the many kids who don't know what these were all about, it goes back
to WW2.  Not something added to the backs of envelopes containing letters from love-lorn squaddies, but advice on where they were being posted when it was forbidden to divulge any such information.  When all outgoing mail was censored and any sensitive content was obliterated, any such phrases were a pre-arranged code penned in a last paragraph with the intention of fooling whoever was on censor duty.

And another useless bit of advice from the same era.......  Censors were said to use a thick blue line to cross things out.  In more moral times, when cuss words were frowned upon,  comedians & the like could use " Blue pencil " as a euphemism to get a laugh.....  eg.  " Not Bluepencil likely !"  That comes up in old films on occasion.  

So there !  Here endeth today's sermon.
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Number of posts : 784
Age : 87
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   24/12/2013, 12:49

BEM.......... Bread  Eating  Medal

  I think this might have come up previously on a different thread, but it's worth repeating for anyone who disputes why the BEM is known as the Rooti.  The accepted origin goes back to India & the Raj. "Rooti " is "bread"  in the local lingo, anyone who was awarded a BEM had been in khaki for a fair whack and,    
accordingly, he had eaten a goodly portion of the King's Bread.
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Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   24/12/2013, 13:22

AAAAAA:

The Association for the Abolition of Abused Abbreviations and Asinine Acronyms Smile
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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: Acronyms   24/12/2013, 18:06

Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   25/12/2013, 00:09

Always thought the LS & GC was the Rootie..
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   25/12/2013, 00:52


Check with Sheldrake, he . . . . oh.  Embarassed 
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Localisation : China
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Places Served : Arborfield, Deepcut Camberley 25 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 4 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 655 Sqn AAC Detmold, QRIH Padderbon, 9/12 Lancers Muenster, 655 Tank Tptr Sqn Fallingbostel, HQ REME 3rd Armd Div Korbecke, SEE Arborfield, HQ REME Trg Center Arborfield.
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PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   25/12/2013, 08:54

Gordon. wrote:
Always thought the LS & GC was the Rootie..

Long Service & Going Crackers.
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Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   25/12/2013, 10:17

Gordon. wrote:
Always thought the LS & GC was the Rootie..


Similar derivation ( or root ! ) when you think about it ......i.e long service, many slices of crusty white stuff consumed........, but I think you must agree that the
BEM, with the Bread Eating Medal tag, is the more logical one of the two. On that
basis it is likely to have come first, even if the LS & GC recipients jumped on the wagon & claimed the same name for their gong as the one the rarer medal was known by.
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Acronyms   26/12/2013, 16:52

I thought the BEM was the "Blackdown Efficiency Medal", gingerjim's got one.
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