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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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PostSubject: Time   Time Icon_minitime11/5/2010, 20:43

First time I ever did guard duty was in basic at Catterick. I was told to draw up a roster. Two hours on, four hours off. 6 Oclock to 8 Oclock Sig Smith and Sig Jones. 8 Oclock to 10 Oclock Sig Somebody and Sig Anybody etc. "ARMY TIME YOU MORON" or words to that effect were bawled into my ear and I have never forgotten it.

Why oh why on this forum don't we have army time? Never realised it before but just looked at a post and it say posted at 7.20 pm. Lots of grave spinning going on I should imagine!

No need to go Zulu but the 24 hour clock should be SOP.

Rant over. Out............... Very Happy
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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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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime12/5/2010, 00:07

Errr..
Should officers in the Royal Corps of Scalybacks actually rant in that unseemly manner?
As we used to be told...Minimise...Over!
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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime12/5/2010, 07:35

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Never realised it before but just looked at a post and it say posted at 7.20 pm.

150 posts and just noticed the time? Shocked ?Not very "certa Cito" Laughing
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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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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime12/5/2010, 10:38

Gordon. wrote:
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Never realised it before but just looked at a post and it say posted at 7.20 pm.

150 posts and just noticed the time? Shocked ?Not very "certa Cito" Laughing

Far too busy now I am commissioned. Laughing

I have a little red aeroplane as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime12/5/2010, 12:54

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have a little red aeroplane as well.

Yes,,,but not from heaven on earth. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime12/5/2010, 18:07

Quite right too.

20 past 19:00 o'clock pm.

(I see that I've been over-promoted)
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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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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime12/5/2010, 21:29

I was always spammed as Guard Commander when the Clocks went back in Winter meaning another hours duty, But never once when the Clocks went forward in Spring.

I also got wrapped on the knuckles for writing 0000 Hrs instead of 2359 or 0001.
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Bugsy
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Sgt
Bugsy

Number of posts : 25
Localisation : Nottingham, UK
Cap Badge : RAMC
Registration date : 2007-05-12

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime15/5/2010, 20:03

Mike_2817 wrote:
I also got wrapped on the knuckles for writing 0000 Hrs instead of 2359 or 0001.
Now that brings back "memmrizz". Only I wrote "24:00". A day later, when some twunt noticed it, I had to amend it to "2359" and also initial it to make it "official". There's no pleasing some folks, is there? Very Happy

MsG
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whitehorse660
SSgt/CSgt
SSgt/CSgt


Number of posts : 63
Localisation : wiltshire
Cap Badge : RMP
Places Served : Herford, Werl (twice), Berlin, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Sennelager.
Registration date : 2009-11-23

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime15/5/2010, 20:23

Years back I was attached to the Foreign Office. We crossed the Inter-national dateline, flying from NZ to Hawaii. The date when we left was the 29 April, thats from NZ. We arrived in Hawaii also on the 29 April. It wasn't until later that it dawned we had actually done an extra day. I did mention to the Authorities they owed me a "day's pay" I think the reply was "**** Off.
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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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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime15/5/2010, 22:15

You were in the Army and you flew from WHERE to WHERE ?

HOLY SHIT !!!
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whitehorse660
SSgt/CSgt
SSgt/CSgt


Number of posts : 63
Localisation : wiltshire
Cap Badge : RMP
Places Served : Herford, Werl (twice), Berlin, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Sennelager.
Registration date : 2009-11-23

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime15/5/2010, 23:03

The best job I ever had. Some people are just unlucky. Tee Hee!!!!!!
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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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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime16/5/2010, 00:18

whitehorse660 wrote:
Years back I was attached to the Foreign Office. We crossed the Inter-national dateline, flying from NZ to Hawaii. The date when we left was the 29 April, thats from NZ. We arrived in Hawaii also on the 29 April. It wasn't until later that it dawned we had actually done an extra day. I did mention to the Authorities they owed me a "day's pay" I think the reply was "**** Off.

How many hours was the flight time? As I took off from Glasgow and landed in Leeds on the same day only yesterday LoL Laughing

Also did you make the time back on the return journey?
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Stephen Lock
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Stephen Lock

Number of posts : 937
Age : 66
Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime29/6/2010, 22:54

brum wrote:
You were in the Army and you flew from WHERE to WHERE ?

HOLY SHIT !!!

While I know the Army can work wonders (both ways; wonderful wonders with the materials at hand and really work wonders by messing up the most basic of things...), I am assuming it has not yet mastered the art of having its personnel march from NZ to Hawaii. Not even padre can walk on water...only his Boss could do that, apparently.

I suppose they could have dispatched him via troop ship or something but perhaps they needed him in Hawaii right quick like, hence flew him there.

Or maybe his superiors liked him.... :-) (or, at the very least, didn't despise him!)

In another thread I mentioned how my parents and I spent a couple of weeks in Cyprus. We of course flew out of Lahr (although we were at the time still up in Iserlohn) and into Nicosia.

As posh as it sounds, spending two weeks in Cyprus over Christmas blah blah blah, the flight down was anything but! We were strapped into the back of a Canadian Hercules Transport with piles of boxes containing Canadian Club and such down the middle with us parked along the sides in web seating.

The biffy was over behind a plastic curtain....not so bad for us guys when we had to take a quick whizz but a bit of a challenge for Mom, especially since Hercules' are not the smoothest ride known to man. She ended up having a very nice young enlisted fellow gallantly hold the curtain somewhat closed as she answered her call of nature but of course as the plane lurched around he wasn't terribly steady of his feet so as he lurched and tried to maintain balance, he pulled the curtain this way and that. Mom said it was one of the quickest piddles she had ever had!
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Mikey
Sgt
Sgt


Number of posts : 35
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : BAOR, Cyprus, Aden
Registration date : 2009-01-25

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime30/6/2010, 09:58

One of those things that have always stuck in my mind, no such thing as 2400hrs always 2359hrs 0001hrs, strange thing the effect that military disipline has on the mind long term
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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: Time   Time Icon_minitime30/6/2010, 10:58

When the Turks invaded I was flown out as part of the Op Thalassi team to work with the High Commission, that was in a hercules all the way from Gutersloh, not a fun trip at all. But, when I was in Hong Kong I got several free trips home to take stuff to the MOD. At first it was great, but it''s amazing how quickly you can get tired of 12 hour flights. In a later existence I was based in Singapore and had to fly back to England for a conference each month, same thing boring as hell, the only advantage was flying business class.

anyway that's off topic really, yes, why can't we have the 24 hour Clock Brigadier?
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Hardrations
Let Gen
Let Gen
Hardrations

Number of posts : 1046
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime30/6/2010, 16:55

jim wrote:


anyway that's off topic really, yes, why can't we have the 24 hour Clock Brigadier?

I'm still explaining to my wife, " subtract 12 from anything over 13 and you have P.M. time". When we are in Germany I'm forever explaining this to her in the Hauptbhanhof. Mind being German herself she is a wonderful interpreter. (She left when she was 5 years old and the train system in Germany was just getting back into passenger cars from frieght cars)
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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 69
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: Time   Time Icon_minitime30/6/2010, 18:44

For all you guys in the Army the time is 13:00, for those in the Navy its 2 bells of the afternoon watch, and for the RAF, Mickey Mouse's big hand is on the 12 and his small hand on the one.

I'll get me coat
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john mcmillan
WOI
WOI
john mcmillan

Number of posts : 125
Age : 73
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime30/6/2010, 22:40

what times midnight? 0000 hrs 2359hrs 2400hrs 0001hrs, the wife does her nut if thers no am or pm she's lost
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ChrisP
WOI
WOI
ChrisP

Number of posts : 100
Localisation : Kent, UK
Cap Badge : RAMC
Places Served : Sennelager, Mil Wing MPH, Ditton, Hohne, Sennelager(again), Newcastle and Rheindahlen
Registration date : 2010-02-12

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 07:20

Midnight in the Army is lost in the ether. Depending on the guard commander it is either 2359 or 0001. You never celebrate the New Year, on duty, at dead on midnight. Though I guess that you never actually celebrate the New Year when you are on duty!
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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 69
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: Time   Time Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 09:18

john mcmillan wrote:
what times midnight? 0000 hrs 2359hrs 2400hrs 0001hrs, the wife does her nut if thers no am or pm she's lost

No such thing as midnight in the Armed Forces. Always used to close the days Guard Report at 23:59 and open it again for the next day at 00:01.

Mind you, the Guard Report was always full of entries reporting that there was nothing to report. I often wondered what would happen if there was something to report and it occurred between 23:59 and 00:01.

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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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 11:03

Changing tack slightly, I always used to read up on the guard report, some of the explanations, and spelling were hilarious.
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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 69
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: Time   Time Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 11:59

jim wrote:
Changing tack slightly, I always used to read up on the guard report, some of the explanations, and spelling were hilarious.

Yes Jim, me too. There were certainly some howlers in there, but the only one that sticks in my mind is:

01.01.71 00:01 - Happy New Year to all our readers

And yes he was rifted by the RSM Smile

Mike
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john mcmillan
WOI
WOI
john mcmillan

Number of posts : 125
Age : 73
Localisation : HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : JOINED JTR RHYL JAN 63-64l Mulhiem/Hilden 64-65/ RAF Seleta 65/RAF Kuching 66 000000000000000000 JTR RHYL JAN-DEC 1963 , YEOVL JAN-MARCH 64, 17 COY MULHIEM / 17 SQN. HILDEN , RAF SELETA NOV 65 ,, RAF KUCHING JAN - APRIL 66 ( GSM BORNEO RAAF Butterworth 66-68/RAF Changi 68 RAF Colerne/RAF Lyneham 68-70
Registration date : 2008-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 15:23

THAT WAS MY FIRST "NEW YEAR " IN CIVVI STREET GOT OUT
24/03/1970
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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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PostSubject: Re: Time   Time Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 16:48

mjm34 wrote:
john mcmillan wrote:
what times midnight? 0000 hrs 2359hrs 2400hrs 0001hrs, the wife does her nut if thers no am or pm she's lost

No such thing as midnight in the Armed Forces. Always used to close the days Guard Report at 23:59 and open it again for the next day at 00:01.

Mind you, the Guard Report was always full of entries reporting that there was nothing to report. I often wondered what would happen if there was something to report and it occurred between 23:59 and 00:01.

Mike

There is a midnight in the army but it belongs to the Royal Signals Very Happy It's that minute (or two) when they do things to their equipment (ooer missus) so those nasty Russians or whichever baddy it is, cannot find out what we are saying to each other. Allegedly! Can't say any more or I would have to shoot you. Razz
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mjm34
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Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 69
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: Time   Time Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 17:10

Teabag wrote:
There is a midnight in the army but it belongs to the Royal Signals Very Happy It's that minute (or two) when they do things to their equipment (ooer missus) so those nasty Russians or whichever baddy it is, cannot find out what we are saying to each other. Allegedly! Can't say any more or I would have to shoot you. Razz

Don't recall ever doing it at midnight. All sorts of strange hours of the morning maybe but never midnight (not even Zulu). Very Happy
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