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In 2005 not much has changed due to funding but soldiers can now gain a second income working down the local [[Blandford]]  freakshow,  " roll up roll up, see the human snake, he can even use a radio (that alone is worth seeing!)"
 
In 2005 not much has changed due to funding but soldiers can now gain a second income working down the local [[Blandford]]  freakshow,  " roll up roll up, see the human snake, he can even use a radio (that alone is worth seeing!)"
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Edit, the reason for scaley is realy Scale E, which was the pay band that sigs were originally given, to differentiate from ordinary cannon fodder pay levels.

Revision as of 10:43, 31 March 2006

Lovable Regimental nickname given to The Royal Signals Modern variant "Scaleys"

The name comes from 2nd world war radio operators who would have a scale like skin on their backs due to the leaking battery acid from the radio battery packs.

In 2005 not much has changed due to funding but soldiers can now gain a second income working down the local Blandford freakshow, " roll up roll up, see the human snake, he can even use a radio (that alone is worth seeing!)"

Edit, the reason for scaley is realy Scale E, which was the pay band that sigs were originally given, to differentiate from ordinary cannon fodder pay levels.