Officer promotion boards

Discussion in 'Officers' started by badger-sporran, Jun 20, 2007.

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  1. Why do you chaps colour code your promotion boards? e.g pink, beige list etc. There must be some historical reason for it. :?
  2. Come on someone must know!
  3. Despite my Wah detector going off in my head, I'll bite:

    It's the colour of the paper that, traditionally, the lists were published on.

    Directing staff preferred solutions to exercise problems set on courses are referred to as 'DS Pinks' for the same reason.

    Wings are colour coded too, but that's a completely different story for another forum.
  4. Thanks wasn't a Wah at all just a question that came up in the office today which nobody knew the answer to. :D
  5. which boards are the different colours for?
  6. Okay, now my Wah detector is in overdrive!

    Biege - Major
    Pink - Lt Col
    Blue - Col
    Green - Brig