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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 82
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: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 10:43

This is one for the Old Sweats.
Who remembers being appointed Senior Soldier ?
(This usually occurred when the NCO in charge of a party of men wanted to sneak off for a smoke or a drink in the mess).
The theory was that the senior man was placed in charge of the others while the NCO was away and was then authorised to order them around.
Yeah, right ! In the Stroppy Sixties ? No chance !
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 11:00

Didn`t the guards have them?..

At brat school we had senior A/Ts. who wore a half stripe for a week when we were in recruit company.
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Number of posts : 3048
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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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 12:19

When my son was at the Guards Depot they had Senior Soldiers and had to be addressed as such! In Boys Service we had Recruit Leaders who were a term ahead of us and wore one upside down stripe, they were normally promoted to J/Lcpl at the end of term.
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Number of posts : 69
Registration date : 2012-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 12:41

The RAF had the "senior man" in 1952. Imagine a very cold November day on the square at RAF Cranwell. Corporal Ayres, in his Boysie (Fools & Horses) accent. -"Senior man ,senior man, march this flight up and down while I go for a wee"
Can't remember how the senior man was chosen,but it was never me.
Happy days,whats this got to do with BAOR?
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 82
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: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 13:16

Well, it happened in Assaye Bks Nienburg. scratch 
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Number of posts : 69
Registration date : 2012-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 13:56

brum wrote:
Well, it happened in Assaye Bks Nienburg.  scratch 
Do you mean that Corporal Ayres was in Nienburg:evil: 

He was also the guy who said "When I was in the Guards I got 97% for drill,and that was out of a hundred"Question What he was doing in Guards I dont know.
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 978
Age : 89
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)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 17:39

May 1951, Royal Signals, Somme Lines, Catterick on joining after three days I was promoted Local (unpaid) Lance Corporal. I had War Certificates Parts 1 and 2 from the Parachute Regt Army Cadets, was also an instructor on rifle, bren, map reading, field craft and theory of small arms fire. I knew all that before I enlisted and was taught bugger all while I was in.

Len (Ciphers)
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime21/8/2013, 19:49

the senior soldier wos the geezer wot kept the lancejacks in woodbines , ginger
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Number of posts : 1062
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: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime23/8/2013, 04:51

Senior soldier?

Was that some sort of Mexican or Spanish Foreign Legion rank?
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime23/8/2013, 19:08

ask piggy brittain
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unclevanya
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Number of posts : 230
Age : 77
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime24/8/2013, 00:34

Senior Soldier - so who knows who was the longest serving Soldier of Private rank in the Brish army in the post war years, who did their 22 years or more, with lots of good conduct stripes and bars to their LSGC medal, and who never wanted any promotion, even to Lance Jack...?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime24/8/2013, 05:37

That`s already on here somewhere .
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 60
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime24/8/2013, 17:21

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steve
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Number of posts : 956
Age : 73
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime25/8/2013, 09:32

A friend of mine joined JLR R Sigs in Sep 60 at the age of 15 and still working today for the queen with unbroken service with the R Sigs until the age of 55 and since then full time employment with the TA and Cadets and due to retire Feb 14...make that 53 years and 5 months...cheers 
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https://britisharmyingermany.com
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Number of posts : 1062
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: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime26/8/2013, 04:34

Senior soldier: I still think it'a a Spanish or South American Rank.

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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime26/8/2013, 19:37

the senior soldier is the one wot gets his pension first ,
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JPW
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Number of posts : 1119
Age : 81
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime26/8/2013, 20:54

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime26/8/2013, 21:39

The senior soldier is the one that got the rank.
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Hardrations


Number of posts : 1062
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: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime27/8/2013, 03:57

Gordon. wrote:
The senior soldier is the one that got the rank.
As I remember, some smelled rank......


Sgt/Mjr soap and a corn broom with cold water seemed to cure it.
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime28/8/2013, 19:37

that aint senior soldier , thats regimental scrubbing , ginger
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake


Number of posts : 3048
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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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime29/8/2013, 12:48

I remember the Regimental Scrubber.rabbit rabbit 
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Let Gen
Let Gen
Hardrations


Number of posts : 1062
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: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime29/8/2013, 14:45

You mean 5 mark Annie?
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Number of posts : 23
Cap Badge : QARANC
Places Served : with Father Chilwell, Wetter, Sierra Leone, Shivenham, QA's Aldershot, Shorncliffe, Aldershot with Husband Dusseldorf, Aldershot, Hong Kong, Minden, Dusseldorf, Aldershot
Registration date : 2013-07-23

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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime29/8/2013, 15:06

Hardrations wrote:
You mean 5 mark Annie?
Thought I heard my name mentioned:confused: 
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 82
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: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime29/8/2013, 15:16

Brave girl, Annie . . . . brave girl ! Shocked 
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 3048
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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PostSubject: Re: Senior Soldier   Senior Soldier Icon_minitime30/8/2013, 12:36

annieP wrote:
Hardrations wrote:
You mean 5 mark Annie?
Thought I heard my name mentioned😕 


So how come you charged me DM15?Shocked Shocked 



(You didn't heed Brums warning)!!Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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