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All stations Radio Check!!! Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

#1
Right
All the Goonery and Oily rag types seem to be having a go at having their own threads sooooooooooo, all Sigs type people put your witty japes and jingles in here as I'm confident we were livelier and more fun than the other trades on the grounds that we were party to many more individual's c#ck ups. Therefore we should be able to run riot over their images..............in public!!!!!Blackmail definately allowed. 8O 8) :? Oh and no veiled speech!!! Just keep brevity on the go!!!
 
#2
Hmmmm, removing antennae when the operator's transmitting, you only did it the once!
 
#4
Out...
 
#5
When I was in COP in about 97 we were at a location one night with rather a high mast. The mast was surrounded by bollards as it was on the edge of a parking area. The Rigger had a task on the mast and so climbed up and did what he had to do.

Meanwhile the lads stood around below the mast having a brew, smoking and chatting. A while later we heard a shout from the rigger to move away from the mast as he was going to abseil down. We all moved away and looked up as this rigger came flying down the side of the mast looking cool as fcuk descending at speed. As he neared the ground he locked off, but only a split second too late before he was wearing a bollard up his arrse!! There was a thud and the rigger was sat on this bollard all tucked up before rolling on his side onto the ground. The laughter was deafening, and we couldnt help the guy for laughing so much. He moved a bit after 30 secs and said he was ok and not to help him up as he would be alright in a little while. Eventually he stood up and limped like a gangraped rentboy to his car as he whimpered as he lay on the back seat. He recovered after about three hours and eventually finished the job.

What a day to remember, if only the CCTV faced inwards....
 
#6
All stations 0, Zero, this is 0 Zero, Tune Antennas out. 13 Wilco out There was always one. Sorry if the voice procedure is out of date and not as it was but I spent most of the time after the Army in the air and the voice procedure was/is different. So please excuse an EX B1 radio op and sqn sigs NCO
 
#7
All the above posts confirm that you RAC signals/wireless wallahs are indeed boring geeks. Now off you go and iron your plastic barrack dress trousers and prepare your dull and boring lesson plans on opening up drills, SID and SUD etc etc...........(Yawn)

You all know that D&M instructors are the salt of the earth, fine upstanding hard working chaps and you all wish that you had chosen D&M!

Awaiting your positive (if somewhat geeky) feedback on my above comment. :wink:


As for Gunnery Instructors. They are all far to busy having their hair permed and talking about themselves to comment! :D
 
#8
Arthur3bums said:
Right
All the Goonery and Oily rag types seem to be having a go at having their own threads sooooooooooo, all Sigs type people put your witty japes and jingles in here as I'm confident we were livelier and more fun than the other trades on the grounds that we were party to many more individual's c#ck ups. Therefore we should be able to run riot over their images..............in public!!!!!Blackmail definately allowed. 8O 8) :? Oh and no veiled speech!!! Just keep brevity on the go!!!
The best laugh we had at the Sigs School, was when we left after the last day of a course :D Does this mean we will see the return of barrack dress, jersy had with extra strong elbow patches :D Gosh all this talk is making me feel :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy:
 

AlienFTM

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#9
TheBigUn said:
All the above posts confirm that you RAC signals/wireless wallahs are indeed boring geeks. Now off you go and iron your plastic barrack dress trousers and prepare your dull and boring lesson plans on opening up drills, SID and SUD etc etc...........(Yawn)

You all know that D&M instructors are the salt of the earth, fine upstanding hard working chaps and you all wish that you had chosen D&M!

Awaiting your positive (if somewhat geeky) feedback on my above comment. :wink:


As for Gunnery Instructors. They are all far to busy having their hair permed and talking about themselves to comment! :D
Wrong means! Go and post on the D&M thread. Oh hang on, D&M is so-o-o boring that there isn't one.
 
#10
AlienFTM said:
TheBigUn said:
All the above posts confirm that you RAC signals/wireless wallahs are indeed boring geeks. Now off you go and iron your plastic barrack dress trousers and prepare your dull and boring lesson plans on opening up drills, SID and SUD etc etc...........(Yawn)

You all know that D&M instructors are the salt of the earth, fine upstanding hard working chaps and you all wish that you had chosen D&M!

Awaiting your positive (if somewhat geeky) feedback on my above comment. :wink:


As for Gunnery Instructors. They are all far to busy having their hair permed and talking about themselves to comment! :D
Wrong means! Go and post on the D&M thread. Oh hang on, D&M is so-o-o boring that there isn't one.
Ah......... I see you have all started to wake up now that the subject of D&M has finally given you something interesting to talk about................ :D

AlienFTM what would you know? They still used semaphore when you were in! C13 and C45 are new fangled to you. :wink: :D
 

AlienFTM

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#11
I remember on me Class 1 course at Bovvy the (Royal Hussar) instructor told us about a bloke off a previous Instructors course.

He had had to give a lecture on the use of UHF radios to talk to aircraft.

He started with the old Larkspur FOO set with frequency crystals, so old I forget its designation. We had one on our books in 15/19H but nobody ever signed it out and in fact none of us even seemed to knew or care how it worked.

So this trainee instructor starts going on about features and operation of said radio. He explained how there was a switch to make it work as a beacon. He threw the switch in demonstration, then moved on to his next topic.

Five minutes later the Signals Wing was rocked as a Phantom from Yeovilton beat up the camp at rooftop height. Seems this guy had a friend flying Phantoms and agreed to organise himself to be in the air at the given time and assist in the demonstration of how the beacon worked.

As the class picked themselves up from the floor, the would-be instructor said, "... and that's how the radio beacon works."

Then the OC Wing came in and ripped into him because the backwash from the Phantom had removed the entire antenna farm from the roof of the building.

I liked the story. Never actually convinced meself it was true, but it was a good story nonetheless.
 
#12
AlienFTM said:
He started with the old Larkspur FOO set with frequency crystals, so old I forget its designation. We had one on our books in 15/19H but nobody ever signed it out and in fact none of us even seemed to knew or care how it worked.
I think you might mean the A43 manpack a six channel UHF wireless.

But I'm only a D&M oily rag , what would I know :wink:

Edited to add this geeky link for you old and bold wireless knob twiddlers..........

http://www.wftw.nl/larkspur/larkspur1.html
 
#13
Stories still to come but, 2 years before I got out I got posted in...amongst these other illustrious fellas!! Answers a lot of querys about the 9/12L though.......they were all here!!!!! This was taken December 1988.......see if you recognise someone!!! Incidently BigUn.....funniest thing I ever saw done with an antenna section was......when in JLR a 14/20th D&M Destructor, during a brilliant description of the battle links.......managed to weld the section to said links shooting his beret across the turret with the shock!!!!


Before VTT asks why, at 6' I'm smaller than the rest of the back row.....it's cos the lawn was soaked and my arrrses weight made the stool sink......a bit!!!! 8O
 
#14
Arthur3bums said:
Stories still to come but, 2 years before I got out I got posted in...amongst these other illustrious fellas!!
JT the RSMI and S(?)B (on Snozes left) were both on my instructors course.
 
#15
PE4rocks said:
Arthur3bums said:
Stories still to come but, 2 years before I got out I got posted in...amongst these other illustrious fellas!!
JT the RSMI and S(?)B (on Snozes left) were both on my instructors course.
JT - Fair bloke albeit likely to smile, take the rip then, launch an inanimate object at you!! - SB - Top fella an all round nice chap.
 
#16
Arthur3bums said:
Stories still to come but, 2 years before I got out I got posted in...amongst these other illustrious fellas!! Answers a lot of querys about the 9/12L though.......they were all here!!!!! This was taken December 1988.......see if you recognise someone!!! Incidently BigUn.....funniest thing I ever saw done with an antenna section was......when in JLR a 14/20th D&M Destructor, during a brilliant description of the battle links.......managed to weld the section to said links shooting his beret across the turret with the shock!!!!


Before VTT asks why, at 6' I'm smaller than the rest of the back row.....it's cos the lawn was soaked and my arrrses weight made the stool sink......a bit!!!! 8O
Fcuk me! I've got picies of that picie being taken as it took 3 or 4 goes to get it and I remember the scramble to get it done as the chairs were sinking! New RSignals CO had just taken command!

Names I remember were D**e T**lor, 3&8s if you saw him in civies you'd think he was one with that main of hair, Scots DG Sgt was a bloke by the name Bu***an (might have been the year before as I remember him to be a short arrse with a tash). Scots DG Capt and senior inst, Hu*o Vi***rs, last saw him on Ten Tors, he was CO Exeter UOTC. RTR fullscrew, pretty sure he was one of the stores bods, I spent ages making my own staff use from bits of broken kit only to lose back into the system via him! Miserable little Welsh WO2 always emphasising THE 1st THE Queen's Dragoon Guards

I'm pretty sure this was about the time someone on the RSO course tired a horse to the flagpole by the School with an advert on it for his TP! And the horse natuaraly sh!t everywhere!
 
#17
Airfix said:
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Fcuk me! I've got picies of that picie being taken as it took 3 or 4 goes to get it and I remember the scramble to get it done as the chairs were sinking! New RSignals CO had just taken command!

Names I remember were D**e T**lor, 3&8s if you saw him in civies you'd think he was one with that main of hair, Scots DG Sgt was a bloke by the name Bu***an (might have been the year before as I remember him to be a short arrse with a tash). Scots DG Capt and senior inst, Hu*o Vi***rs, last saw him on Ten Tors, he was CO Exeter UOTC. RTR fullscrew, pretty sure he was one of the stores bods, I spent ages making my own staff use from bits of broken kit only to lose back into the system via him! Miserable little Welsh WO2 always emphasising THE 1st THE Queen's Dragoon Guards

I'm pretty sure this was about the time someone on the RSO course tired a horse to the flagpole by the School with an advert on it for his TP! And the horse natuaraly sh!t everywhere!
Yes the 3 & 8s DT...................Are you telling me he wasn't one then?!?!? SDG Sgt is actually G**eme He***erwick, once gave me a lift from Chester, drove like a feckin lunatic last heard of as a Kwiksave manager in the Wirral I believe. Actually Stu B of The 1st THE QDG was one of the most decent blokes in the school. I was Training NCO with the resources store to enable students to make their own training aids which I seemed to end up making for them as 'a favour' out of sympathy after my instructors course. The rest of my time was spent instructing on various courses (normally the feckers no one else wanted) like TA HD, Foreign Troop Leaders courses and inevitably the Con Sigs courses. The other 3rd Fullscrew (centre row) is 'Snoz' out of the RQ's stores where he ensued on a war with R**in H*ll the RH RQ who insisted that his storeman was a lazy sod as he ranted at Snoz who peeped over his desk packing his pipe!
I remember the horse incident as a fight ensued over who should clean up, Officers or Staff.....Snoz drew the short straw amid much Chunnering! 8O
 
#18
Vent_Tube_Tester said:
Arthur3bums said:
Right
All the Goonery and Oily rag types seem to be having a go at having their own threads sooooooooooo, all Sigs type people put your witty japes and jingles in here as I'm confident we were livelier and more fun than the other trades on the grounds that we were party to many more individual's c#ck ups. Therefore we should be able to run riot over their images..............in public!!!!!Blackmail definately allowed. 8O 8) :? Oh and no veiled speech!!! Just keep brevity on the go!!!
The best laugh we had at the Sigs School, was when we left after the last day of a course :D Does this mean we will see the return of barrack dress, jersy had with extra strong elbow patches :D Gosh all this talk is making me feel :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy:
Can't rest till I've answered VTT who I know so well!!! It's not my fault that Signals didn't like you much mate!! To fail at Sigs is understandable, after all it's the hardest of the subjects to take in academically. Strange really, the amount of time you spent in the operators side and yet, no real signals training back up!!! Then, down the goonery trade route where, qualified as an Instructor you proceed to engage portaloos in BATUS??!?!?!?! There has to be a moral to that story somewhere surely. :? 8O :x :roll: :wink: Something tells me that, had the Russian Bear come storming across the IGB, the Commie DF operators would have found 41, C Sqn 3RTR no problem!! Set on Perm send, clear speech....... shite, it'd be lit up like a Ptarmigan relay station on the Russian plotting board. "Tovaritsch, Fireski!!!" WHHHOOOOMMMMPPPPHHHH!!! :wink:
 

AlienFTM

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#19
Arthur3bums said:
Airfix said:
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The other 3rd Fullscrew (centre row) is 'Snoz' out of the RQ's stores where he ensued on a war with R**in H*ll the RH RQ who insisted that his storeman was a lazy sod as he ranted at Snoz who peeped over his desk packing his pipe!
I remember the horse incident as a fight ensued over who should clean up, Officers or Staff.....Snoz drew the short straw amid much Chunnering! 8O
Unless I am very much mistaken R***n H*** was a sergeant instructor in 1978. Vertically challenged as I recall. Made up for it with gob. We had one RH on the course and RH, RH was determined his boy was going to be best of the course. Didn't help that the SSGT Chief Instructor, 15/19H (real name sadly now escapes me: known as name reminds one of Big Ears) was due to be posted back to our Command Troop imminently and wanted me to be his blue-eyed boy, but not in a biblical sense you understand.

We went to the Hop one Thursday (okay, every Thursday) where the young RH lad got dumped by one of the Bovvy boilers, so he twatted a fire extinguishment in annoyance and broke his fist.

Next morning we were prepping for Monday's big exercise when the CI came around scratching head for nicknames. The only thing anyone could come up with was BROKEN FIST.
 
#20
Arthur3bums said:
Airfix said:
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Fcuk me! I've got picies of that picie being taken as it took 3 or 4 goes to get it and I remember the scramble to get it done as the chairs were sinking! New RSignals CO had just taken command!

Names I remember were D**e T**lor, 3&8s if you saw him in civies you'd think he was one with that main of hair, Scots DG Sgt was a bloke by the name Bu***an (might have been the year before as I remember him to be a short arrse with a tash). Scots DG Capt and senior inst, Hu*o Vi***rs, last saw him on Ten Tors, he was CO Exeter UOTC. RTR fullscrew, pretty sure he was one of the stores bods, I spent ages making my own staff use from bits of broken kit only to lose back into the system via him! Miserable little Welsh WO2 always emphasising THE 1st THE Queen's Dragoon Guards

I'm pretty sure this was about the time someone on the RSO course tired a horse to the flagpole by the School with an advert on it for his TP! And the horse natuaraly sh!t everywhere!
Yes the 3 & 8s DT...................Are you telling me he wasn't one then?!?!? SDG Sgt is actually G**eme He***erwick, once gave me a lift from Chester, drove like a feckin lunatic last heard of as a Kwiksave manager in the Wirral I believe. Actually Stu B of The 1st THE QDG was one of the most decent blokes in the school. I was Training NCO with the resources store to enable students to make their own training aids which I seemed to end up making for them as 'a favour' out of sympathy after my instructors course. The rest of my time was spent instructing on various courses (normally the feckers no one else wanted) like TA HD, Foreign Troop Leaders courses and inevitably the Con Sigs courses. The other 3rd Fullscrew (centre row) is 'Snoz' out of the RQ's stores where he ensued on a war with R**in H*ll the RH RQ who insisted that his storeman was a lazy sod as he ranted at Snoz who peeped over his desk packing his pipe!
I remember the horse incident as a fight ensued over who should clean up, Officers or Staff.....Snoz drew the short straw amid much Chunnering! 8O
Ref DT, I made the tiny mistake of giving him large congrats for being the next 3&8s RSM (someone tiped me off that WO2 T*y**r at Bovy was getting it), shame it was to be S*d T*y**r at the D and M Sch, still, he wouldn't have enjoyed it, he would have need to get his bloody hair cut! :D

ScotsDG Sgt Buc*n*n most have been the year before (87 as this photo was 88 IIRC), catch phrase of 'spoty dog' when you got a question right, vertically challenge with a tash (or has my mind made him up?).
 

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