Ranks and Titles.

#1
I was wondering since the reshuffle of the Corps if we maintained the somewhat glorious titles e.g. Master Driver, Ocean Watchkeeper,Conductor of Ordnance,Master Butcher, etc. ??
 
#2
Just been reminded ,YEOMAN OF SIGNALS, MASTER GUNNER,and of course MASTER AT ARMS, QUEENS HARBOURMASTER(Jacks)
 
#3
I always fancied the title;

EISENBAHNBETRIEBSLEITER which was the German title for the OC (Major) 79 RAILWAY SQUADRON RCT based at Monchengladbach. In English it translated to ITS MY MILITARY RAILWAY AND I AM THE FAT CONTROLLER AND I RUN IT MY WAY, (or OPERATING MANAGER).

The QMSI title was PRUFER (EXAMINER).

I had many tiles but the best one was; GLEISKLEINKRAFTWAGENBEDIENER, (OPERATOR OF GANGER TROLLEYS)

or

KLEINLOCKBEDIENER, (DRIVER OF SMALL LOCOMOTIVES)
 
#7
DB216LOKDVR said:
I always fancied the title;

EISENBAHNBETRIEBSLEITER which was the German title for the OC (Major) 79 RAILWAY SQUADRON RCT based at Monchengladbach. In English it translated to ITS MY MILITARY RAILWAY AND I AM THE FAT CONTROLLER AND I RUN IT MY WAY, (or OPERATING MANAGER).

The QMSI title was PRUFER (EXAMINER).

I had many tiles but the best one was; GLEISKLEINKRAFTWAGENBEDIENER, (OPERATOR OF GANGER TROLLEYS)

or

KLEINLOCKBEDIENER, (DRIVER OF SMALL LOCOMOTIVES)
Oh for fuck's sake, you've done it now. Bugsy will be on his way to correct your translations in minutes few...

;)
 
#8
mexe205 said:
Guessing you were RCT trains?
I was a Military Railwayman by trade and spent most of my time with 79 Railway Squadron RCT in MG.

I had a short spell in Port Stanley working with the mexi crews and Port Ops as the Section Commander of the Heavy Lift Section of 426 Troop RCT (the old argie 16 tonners) in early 1983.

I had a few good nights in the RAZZ INN by Bravo Slip with the Mexi Crews and Port Ops.
 
#9
FOREMAN OF SIGNALS pre-dates the YEOMAN....fwiw
 
#10
Foreman? Isn't that too sexist for toays "modern" Army.
:police: :police: :police: :police:
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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#11
Tytus_Barnowl said:
Foreman? Isn't that too sexist for toays "modern" Army.
:police: :police: :police: :police:
So what is it now? YEOPERSON?
 
#12
Surely that should be "Yeo, dude" to fit in with the modern world?
Hang around the docks long enough and I'm sure you'll meet a Harbour Mistress.
 

seaweed

LE
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