Our crap Op names

What is it with British Military Planners, why do the Americans get their Gucci Op Names like Desert Enduring Storm Freedom and we end up with plain old 'Telic', get an imagination chaps...
Op names are supposed to be randomly chosen so as not to give away the true objectives of an opperation during the planning stage. The americans, having short attention spans and no imagination need to know by the name what it's all about. Just the nature of the beast :)

SPAM Squaddie: "Hey, I'm off on Op Telic!"
Friend: "Yeah? Where the hell's 'Telic'?"

OP "Eye of the Tiger"

OP "Into the Lions den"

OP "Valhalla"

OP "Snake in the Eagles Shadow"

I take your point :)
I believe some brainiac came up with the idea of an alphabetic list of random words for naming ops as P.P. says. working on that basis, any suggestions for what future ops could be called?( Toss, Tedium,Titsed off)

I think our spam cousins come up with sexy names for motivational purposes (both for the troops and public/media support) Operation whupass. OP STOMPBADDYS
I can see the merits of both methods
Op 'Another ruined christmas' is the next one apparently followed by Op 'Increased Divorce Rate'.
I'm sure it was in General DLB's first book that there is a computer in Whitehall somewhere that spews these names out. All are taken from military ops down the ages supposedly. :?

Makes you think, what if the collected readership of these forums were to organise a Mission Impossible type raid, and ensure that the next operation was called....(Suggestions Please - One Word max remember!)
Operation undrmanned !

Operation Cancelled !

Operation Again !

Oh there are plenty of names that relate to the current Ops situ.

Has it really come down to slagging off Op names !

Are we that desperate for things to winge about ?
Not desperate NewQ it just passes the odd idle moment,
you can't beat the odd titter now and again.if you don't
exersise your chuckle muscles,they atrophy and you
become a miserable old git like wotsisname! :wink:
op pants
op farce
op invasion
of small carribean island for no better than its got good bars and a beach :lol:
Op Be Right With You, George
Op Bugger Call Up The TA Quick Too Many Cut Backs

I recall the US called the Invasion of Grenada Op Just Cause..sounded sooo PC and was instantly referred to as Op Just Because.

Falklands War - Op. Parakeet became Paraquat.

etc etc off for a coffee
The Israelis' latest zachistka into Gaza is called Op. Root Canal. They seem to have a yen for this, the invasion of Lebanon was given a crap, yanky PR name (Op. Peace for Galilee) after it began but was called Op. Snowball in planning (because it could start small and get bigger if rolled further!).
Op Enduring Freedom was originally known as Operation Infinite Justice but was changed. Apparently it sent the wrong message and wasn't PC enough.

What the....?!?
How about

Op Vanity Blair
Op G5 Niff-Naff and Trivia
Op Allied Farce
Op Another Minging Arab Shithole
Op Texaco
Op Here to Interfere
Op Because some B*stard Sent Us
Op, 2,3,4....
Why can't anyone just say it for what it is?

Op Use Fear to Restore Self To Rome-like State of World Dominance

soldierandy said:
Oh please not another squaddie-bashing pinko student !!
Student, yes. Squaddie basher, no. Military supporter through and through.

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