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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 70
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: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime15/6/2010, 19:14

Gordon. wrote:
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why an RSM in a squadron?
I asked my grandson (signals).the same question.Apparently it has ,as Teabag says, something to do with being part of a HQ..I also noticed recently that R. Signals now have a Corps RSM.What`s that all about and when did it start?

Independent Signal Sqns had WOII SSMs. I believe the reason for a WOI RSM at a Brigade Signal Sqn was just that. He was the senior Other Rank in both the HQ and the Signal Sqn, which I suppose was considered to be of Regiment-ish size, although some Ind Sqns could be fairly large.

Yes, I noticed that there was now a Corps RSM at Blandford. Must have brought that in because there are a whole lot fewer RSM posts nowadays.

Mike
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mjm34
Maj
Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 70
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: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime15/6/2010, 19:15

Gordon. wrote:
The Apprentices Schools and Colleges must have been a QMs nightmare Rolling Eyes

Very true, and he was probably from some other Corps or Regt as well Very Happy
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Teabag
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Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 70
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime15/6/2010, 20:35

Gordon. wrote:
The Apprentices Schools and Colleges must have been a QMs nightmare Rolling Eyes

No matter what badge they would still refuse you in case it mucked up their pretty shelves. Very Happy Storemen, same the world over in and out of the forces.
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jim
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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: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2010, 09:23

Mike
"He was the senior Other Rank in both the HQ and the Signal Sqn, "


Ah, but he wasn't, all Bde HQ's had Conductors as the Super Clerk.

Well in my day anyway.
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jim
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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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PostSubject: Re: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2010, 09:25

and Teabag, LOL

"Stores are for storing, if they were for issuing they'd be called Issues." That's what I was told by a WO111 in the stores. And yes, he claimed he was a WO111, he was from some obscure lancer Regiment.
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Teabag
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Teabag

Number of posts : 960
Age : 70
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2010, 10:31

jim wrote:
and Teabag, LOL

"Stores are for storing, if they were for issuing they'd be called Issues." That's what I was told by a WO111 in the stores. And yes, he claimed he was a WO111, he was from some obscure lancer Regiment.

Aww don't get started on corporals of horse, saluting without headgear and all that. Confused? I was!
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jim
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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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PostSubject: Re: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2010, 11:17

LOL Yes, that almost warrants it's own thread.
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mjm34
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Maj
mjm34

Number of posts : 262
Age : 70
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: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2010, 14:58

jim wrote:
Mike
"He was the senior Other Rank in both the HQ and the Signal Sqn, "


Ah, but he wasn't, all Bde HQ's had Conductors as the Super Clerk.

Well in my day anyway.

Ah yes. Good point, although the RSM was boss of the Mess. I believe that Conductors had the choice of whether to be Mess members or not.

Maybe I should have said the guy in charge of ORs discipline.

Mike
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jim
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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: Drill Book   Drill Book - Page 3 Icon_minitime16/6/2010, 15:32

I think Conductors were only Senior Member sin Ordnance messes, But Mike-2187 would know that better than I.
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