Signals Spec OP????

#1
One of my recruits is on her 2 weekes and she has been asked what a Signals Spec Op is?????

I guess Special Operation? but anyone know what they are on about?

Cheers?
 
#3
Its actually a typo on the Mess menu. Spec ops should read Specials - Chops, Lamb or Pork!
 
#4
Is this a wah? Everybody, Sigs, Inf, even the civvies, knows that a spec-op (aka stg, morse-monkey, tele-op (spec)) is what you call when your lady needs some good lovin' and your beer needs drinkin'.

Remember: 'tele op(spec)s are good at sex'

It's the trade motto.
 
#5
Well, to my knowledge (written in font 72 on the back of a postage stamp), she might mean SF rad op, i.e. special forces. Or it could be a rad op for one of the Special Comms units... they have a website so they can't be that secretive, or indeed special. Ohhh, their website has gone...

Maybe they were special after all???
 
#6
Steamywindow said:
Remember: 'tele op(spec)s are good at (solo)sex
It's the trade motto.
I coudn't agree more! :wink:
 
#7
Steamywindow said:
Is this a wah? Everybody, Sigs, Inf, even the civvies, knows that a spec-op (aka stg, morse-monkey, tele-op (spec)) is what you call when your lady needs some good lovin' and your beer needs drinkin'.

Remember: 'tele op(spec)s are good at sex'

It's the trade motto.
I'm an NCO (RS RAD Op) and I didn't know? Don't blame me, blame the system!!!!

But hey, that's why I'm off to the guns!!!
 
#8
Steamywindow said:
Is this a wah? Everybody, Sigs, Inf, even the civvies, knows that a spec-op (aka stg, morse-monkey, tele-op (spec)) is what you call when your lady needs some good lovin' and your beer needs drinkin'.
Yeah that sounds like a wah.
 
#9
bibo_boy said:
Steamywindow said:
Is this a wah? Everybody, Sigs, Inf, even the civvies, knows that a spec-op (aka stg, morse-monkey, tele-op (spec)) is what you call when your lady needs some good lovin' and your beer needs drinkin'.

Remember: 'tele op(spec)s are good at sex'

It's the trade motto.
I'm an NCO (RS RAD Op) and I didn't know? Don't blame me, blame the system!!!!

But hey, that's why I'm off to the guns!!!
Good feckin riddance how long you been in??? :cry:
 
#10
Steamywindow said:
Is this a wah? Everybody, Sigs, Inf, even the civvies, knows that a spec-op (aka stg, morse-monkey, tele-op (spec)) is what you call when your lady needs some good lovin' and your beer needs drinkin'.

Remember: 'tele op(spec)s are good at sex'

It's the trade motto.
Steamy can't remember you being good at sex, well according to your Mrs anyway. I remember you when you came out of training and you were a right "bed rat", didn't you get a visit from the silver goddess when you were in the block ?
 
#11
You don't remember me being good at it 'cos you didn't hang out with the ugly girls in Loughborough...

QRA IMI

pm me
 
#13
To get some sense into his, admitidedly funny, nonsense.

Incase anyone reading this doesn't quite get it yet, a Spec Ops signaller is a Special Operator, serving alongside Intelligence to incercept, record and disrupt enemy communications.

Now then, back to the nonsense.
 
#14
It's no secret, at least the bits they tell us about. Go here if you're interested Spec Op

This is basically the link I PM'd BiboBoy at the start of the thread and from the R Signals web space on the Army site. I'd have posted it here in the first instance but ARRSE was really playing up at that point in time.

To BiboBoy - kind of you to acknowledge :roll:
 
#15
whistler said:
It's no secret, at least the bits they tell us about. Go here if you're interested Spec Op

This is basically the link I PM'd BiboBoy at the start of the thread and from the R Signals web space on the Army site. I'd have posted it here in the first instance but ARRSE was really playing up at that point in time.

To BiboBoy - kind of you to acknowledge :roll:
Sorry!!!! no excuses!!!! thanks for the info!!!

BB
 
#16
ARRSE_Civvie said:
Spec Op - A very strange person tasked with the interception, collection, analysis, direction finding of hostile radio based communications. Can't tell you any more than that due to official secrets act, and I had to ask an RAF security officer to check the above was ok to tell non cleared people. In fact Im not even sure they are called Spec Ops any more.

They mainly got to 14 Sigs (EW) for green Army and a few other location around the UK and one or two globally.
They are still called Spec Ops! Postings few and far between now.

Strange People.... Yes!!
 
#17
ARRSE_Civvie said:
Spec Op - A very strange person tasked with the interception, collection, analysis, direction finding of hostile radio based communications. Can't tell you any more than that due to official secrets act, and I had to ask an RAF security officer to check the above was ok to tell non cleared people. In fact Im not even sure they are called Spec Ops any more.

They mainly got to 14 Sigs (EW) for green Army and a few other location around the UK and one or two globally.

Strange? What's strange about sleeping on top of lockers?
 
#18
LockStock said:
ARRSE_Civvie said:
Spec Op - A very strange person tasked with the interception, collection, analysis, direction finding of hostile radio based communications. Can't tell you any more than that due to official secrets act, and I had to ask an RAF security officer to check the above was ok to tell non cleared people. In fact Im not even sure they are called Spec Ops any more.

They mainly got to 14 Sigs (EW) for green Army and a few other location around the UK and one or two globally.
They are still called Spec Ops! Postings few and far between now.

Strange People.... Yes!!
Ok, so if you call tapping out a morse code conversation whilst in a pub strange; shagging the fattest heffers in Haverfordwest (and being proud of it) strange; sleeping in the same bed you tripled crowned the night before...and you havn't cleaned it strange then yeah deffo strange!

(Not sure about sleeping on the lockers bit...never did that!)
 
#19
A spec op is an operator who can't be bothered to learn how to set up a det properly so works in a set room where they don't have to. I think 'type fast, think slow' is their motto.
 
#20
Do they still have the highest suicide rate in the Army? They all used to go mental having to listen to bleeps all the time
 

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