bloody big tents

#1
is there any need for tent city? why on every exercise does it get bigger? why are making benches and tables set at parallels more important than getting the comms in? anyone else considering shares in cylumes? if you went on it you know what ex im on about!

the floor is open!

with fury,

easy
 
#4
After having to plan and install a 3 tier voice and data network in a 1 star deployed HQ in a captured airport terminal you can give me a tented HQ anyday...

The Dutch had a great idea, prefab HQ`s arrived on a big big truck and were put together. A few bolts and terminations later a fully functioning HQ.

Cushty

Now that is forward thinking !!
 
#5
Disco said:
The Dutch had a great idea, prefab HQ`s arrived on a big big truck and were put together. A few bolts and terminations later a fully functioning HQ.
Sounds like a very good idea. We had a truck this weekend cabled out with digital phones and ethernet points ready to go (via Cat 5 and & quad) .....

Guess what .... we used the patch panel to provide phones and LAN access to the infantry tent city next door
 
#6
If you've got any spare tents adopt my attitude. one mans empty HQ is another mans basher. Plastic flooring even better, that way my tootsies dont land in the mud before I go on stag at 0400.
 
#7
polar said:
Disco said:
The Dutch had a great idea, prefab HQ`s arrived on a big big truck and were put together. A few bolts and terminations later a fully functioning HQ.
Sounds like a very good idea. We had a truck this weekend cabled out with digital phones and ethernet points ready to go (via Cat 5 and & quad) .....

Guess what .... we used the patch panel to provide phones and LAN access to the infantry tent city next door
hey...sounds like Cormorant!
 
#8
Putting up a great big wet cam net and then a lovely big tent with no staff to fill it in the middle of a wet and muddy wood at night always fills me with pride !!!

God bless the Signals :D
 
#9
Try 'Radio City" AKA Brigade Ops in 1980.

A tent city you could see from Mars. There were thousands of the fc*kers there. The Lt Cols were tea boys. HF was a working frequency and cells were a place to put troops who had fu*d up . To sober up.

The good old days when BAOR had a roll.
 
#10
I always laugh at the fact that when we put up all these big tents we then have to cam them up.

What a joke, its something so big it can be seen in space, its making enough noise to drown out a rave, so why cam the damn thing.
 
#11
I believe they are cammed up with lots of wet cam nets, all woven together by the smallest sprog, so that when the staff officers arrive with their suitcases (and their snivelling, gollum type int corp lackies) they can believe they are actually in the army and on exercise.

Then when they leave, before endex and tear down, they can look back on the coach and still believe they were on exercise like real soldiers.

And not like the whinging bitches they are. With their "move my phone", "not there" and "my laptops not working quickly enough, i cleaned the end of the fibre but it's still slow"!!!

Tits! :roll:
 
#13
I know exactly what you mean. The last 3 Div ex we had an NBC phase, everyone knew it was happening and we were told to carry our respirators everywhere on a certain day. They were even kind enough to practically tell us WHEN it was happening that day also.

However the time came and I just happened to be in the main tent at the time of the siren and I couldn't do nothing but laugh. Staff Officers jumping tables, falling over chairs, falling over each other, pulling out cables connected to phones and computers, all to get to their respirator. They were useless at anything military based.

And then when I thought I couldn't laugh anymore, out of the corners come 3 Staff Officers who hadn't even brought their respirators with them, looking all sheepish and stupid. I believe the Chief of Staff had a few words to say to those individuals.

Maybe its about time the Staff Officers did things like Battle Camps etc. Teach them how to be a soldier again.
 
#15
Wholmeal Ghost said:
As well as learning NBC they could also learn the art of 'lets see how many times we can move the main gate in a week' :twisted:
Dont get me bloody started on that one.

"Whats this FofS?"

"oh its the update floor plan, this is version 452/E"

"But its only 10:30!, Ive reeled out 1.5k`s of fibre and the CAT5 has been cut to length!""

"Just do it whinging mech b*stard"

LOL
 
#17
:lol: I think that sums the 'glorious' corps up pretty well :lol:

Note: To those higher up than myself "the corps is all seeing, all powerful and all great" 8)

Edit: Forgot "all hail to the glorious corps and it's leaders" :p
 
#18
Wholmeal Ghost said:
As well as learning NBC they could also learn the art of 'lets see how many times we can move the main gate in a week' :twisted:
:lol: You were there also then. Not only the main gate but the portaloos moved god knows how many times, and the layout of the whole bloody thing.
 
#19
Supertramp said:
Wholmeal Ghost said:
As well as learning NBC they could also learn the art of 'lets see how many times we can move the main gate in a week' :twisted:
:lol: You were there also then. Not only the main gate but the portaloos moved god knows how many times, and the layout of the whole bloody thing.
When I was younger and had easy access to MHE,we had lots of fun with Portaloos.If you were a cnut you could find yourself a couple of miles from site after you answered the call and entered the Turdis :lol:
 
#20
know exactly what you mean. The last 3 Div ex we had an NBC phase, everyone knew it was happening and we were told to carry our respirators everywhere on a certain day. They were even kind enough to practically tell us WHEN it was happening that day also.
Went on exercise and we had some civvie bird type creature who was supposed to be in loop on things political. Same thing, bit of a NBC drill, walk in to her office to sort out a fault. There she is not playing at all. Respirator on top of her head!!! Meanwhile ******** here is trying to sort out a fibre problem in full IPE, gloves and face welly!!!!

Re toilet moves and layout alterations.

It's a bit sad when your CR and promotion to the next rank will be based largely on where you position the bogs!!! I would say let the SSM or RSM do it but that would be unfair, moving boxes of shit is defintitley a staff officers job.

Getting back to the subject of tents. I can't remember but i'm sure it was 1 Div around 97ish. Didn't they have the tent in the back of a 4 tonner, that then followed the "Armoured" Div around like a wheeled sheep? :lol:
 

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