Afg Op name 1/4/15

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
I'd have thought operation Dynamo would be rather apt :)
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
I hate to bring the tone of the thread down, but aren't British Op names decided by a computer stringing letters together to make a pronouncable word?
Not quite.....whereas the Cousins like to come up with some bullsh1t Op title that describes what they hope will occur
Desert Storm
Enduring Freedom
Deny Flight ( fack me, someone really stretched his imagination there)
Operaton
Iraqi
Liberation

MoD uses a computer generated word system, real words (including proper nouns such as place names and surnames, unlike Scrabble). Nobody could ever tell me what a Telic was thobut.

Recent-ish examples

Op Corporate
Op Barass
Op Banner
Op Motorman
Op Granby
and let's not forget Op Herrick* - named after a Scottish cabaret artiste.










* [ Uh...shurely shome mishtake? ed.]

The Management would like to apologise unreservedly to the late Robert Herrick for this egregious error. Heads will, eventually, roll.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
Nobody could ever tell me what a Telic was thobut.
You didn't bother to ask:

tel·ic (tlk, tlk)
adj.
Directed or tending toward a goal or purpose; purposeful.

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[Greek telikos, from telos, end; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.]
 
It's been in the public domain for some time if you know where to look. It has even been mentioned on this site ^~
 
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CivPlod

Guest
Apt, considering this person fought in be Klingon civil war......


Sent using the patented Telsascope and telsa coil by Nikola Telsa, from Mars.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
You didn't bother to ask:

tel·ic (tlk, tlk)
adj.
Directed or tending toward a goal or purpose; purposeful.

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[Greek telikos, from telos, end; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.]
Daayyaaam! Tick VG Hobo....milk monitor for at least a week.

At the time, the in-house joke - as all Arrsers over the age of five will remember - was that it stood for
T ell
E verybody
L eave
I s
C ancelled


Op Klingon ?
 

Mr._Average

Old-Salt
Well, for those with a historical mind..

Op Elphinstone?

Op Brydon?
 
F

Flash Back

Guest
What would be apt name for a pointless task commencing on 1st April ?

p.s. If Abdul Sayyaf is the Afghan president in 2015, will we be invading again?
 
You may laugh but Herrick is a name from the Old German and means "War Leader"

Suposedly.

Thro it's been suggested that Herrick was picked as it's next of the list of odd people from British history no one will have ever heard of. In this case Sir William Herrick, Teller to the Exchequer in about 1601......
 

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