Handbags...

do_1

Old-Salt
#1
As an ex RTG I did everything in my power to avoid getting dragged into a commcen, the closest I got to one was an adjoining room in the 39bde ops room and that was too close. Are there any of Gods Children who were unlucky and had to work as a fully fledged "handbag". Were they as bad as thought or was it myth?
 
#2
do_1 said:
As an ex RTG I did everything in my power to avoid getting dragged into a commcen, the closest I got to one was an adjoining room in the 39bde ops room and that was too close. Are there any of Gods Children who were unlucky and had to work as a fully fledged "handbag". Were they as bad as thought or was it myth?
Fishing for a bite are we!! DTG through and through and it was quite good!!!
 
#3
My first wife was a handbag and always used to complain when RTG's preparing for Class 1's were stuck in the Commcens she worked in (JHQ Soltau Osnabruck Aldershot) and she had to babysit them.....
 
#5
My experience was that 99% of RTG's would fight tooth and nail not to
go into a COMMCEN but when they realised the perks like time off, tv, brews galore, evening rations, etc getting them out was an even bigger problem. DTG through and through as well timebandit.
 

do_1

Old-Salt
#7
the_guru said:
My first wife was a handbag and always used to complain when RTG's preparing for Class 1's were stuck in the Commcens she worked in (JHQ Soltau Osnabruck Aldershot) and she had to babysit them.....
My Doris used to curse like a 'scouse docker' when RTGs were punished with stints in the commcen. She almost always had to graft twice as hard to cover up thier fcukups. Her stint in the traz comcen doing 24 on 24 off was enough and evoked a get out on marriage clause. Is that still available to the lumpy jumpers these days ?
 
#8
The life of a handbag was hard - Wimin, beer, tabs and a comfy bed, ahhhh happy days . . . .
 
#9
Only ever worked in one Commcen for a couple of years.... and I was a DTG! Feckin good laugh.... enjoyed every moment ! :) lots of ex DTG in the corps now in different jobs... some are Techs or IS Ops some have even become YofS... not bad eh! :D
 
#10
Had the pleasure to work in the Commcen at Detmold on a rotating basis and thouroughly enjoyed it..

Of course the pleasure of working with the odd wrac now and again had something to do with it.. and some of them were very odd believe me...

Oh i was Handbag by the way not a wannabe handbag RTG...lol
 
#11
I had to work in one S. Armagh and had to teach a load of RRF guys how to work in their as well. Interesting to say the least!
 
#12
Currently in a commcen on telic, two RTG's sat on the internet, it is certainly the most boring job either of us has ever had the misfortune to do, and somehow the army has managed to get the sausage rolls you get in death packs in the UK into our night rations out here!
 
#13
Biffta112 said:
Currently in a commcen on telic, two RTG's sat on the internet, it is certainly the most boring job either of us has ever had the misfortune to do, and somehow the army has managed to get the sausage rolls you get in death packs in the UK into our night rations out here!
Not the best start to the tour, can you not draw on the resources of 'Wimin, beer, tabs and a comfy bed' to take the pain away from the sausage rolls?
 
#15
Got to say I was an RTG, and like wise I fought tooth and nail not to get in a commcen, but I freely admit it's because I am a biff typist and didn't have a clue what I was doing. Although the dudes in the commcen in BFPO12 certainly seemed to be on a good number.
Does sending messages from a trend out of the back of a 501 on Grapple constitute commcen work?
 
#16
the_rigger said:
Does sending messages from a trend out of the back of a 501 on Grapple constitute commcen work?
That would be the very meaning of "Combat Handbag", RTGs were supposed to be double hatted, but the reality of being able to step into a comcen and run the place to Data standards, would result in said RTG being charged with royally fcuking it all up.

I feared it, so did my best to avoid it.
 
#17
I'm with you there, mate.
Series III landrovers mit 9x9, kero heater toast, compo all in curries, and a bit of HF guard with occasionally some Morse. That was my bread and butter, especially auf Deutch.
 
#18
the_rigger said:
I'm with you there, mate.
Series III landrovers mit 9x9, kero heater toast, compo all in curries, and a bit of HF guard with occasionally some Morse. That was my bread and butter, especially auf Deutch.
The kero heater must be on the list of "The best thing since sliced bread".. did you ever get to use a number 4 burner (not sure if that is the correct name for the nasty petrol driven thing) for cooking scoff, nearly burnt the det to the ground on ex flying fcukup after drinking a crate of grolsch and thought it might be a good idea to make some chips...
 
#19
TG, never went in to a commcen except to drop off/collect messages and hand out abuse.

There is one DTG who is now a FoS. (Turn to the Darkside Luke)
 
#20
do_1 said:
The kero heater must be on the list of "The best thing since sliced bread".. did you ever get to use a number 4 burner (not sure if that is the correct name for the nasty petrol driven thing) for cooking scoff, nearly burnt the det to the ground on ex flying fcukup after drinking a crate of grolsch and thought it might be a good idea to make some chips...
No mate, I never went near them, in much the same way that when doing site guards, I was never tempted to break in to the Nuke Silos, open up the warheads and start trying to cook baby's heads over the glowing plutonium triggers.
Those crazy mothers were uber dangerous.
 
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