Spam Unit Names

#1
What is it with the Spams and their exoitcally named units? We have callsigns and jolly nice they are too - but just reading another thread and lo and behold the Spams had a "Shadow Team" of snipers. Do they mean a section? A patrol? Anyone heard of some of the more outrageous names they use?
 
#3
dogmonkey said:
Callsign 'Slayer' was the name of one of the Spectres which was available on TELIOC 1. Nice.
Likewise, in GW 1, 'Magic' for a similar asset...............and, my all time fav, 'The Black Ravens', a USAF SOG team that I tripped over at Kuwait (after peace broke out).
As a part of their CEFO, they were issued 200 Marlboro for issuing to 'indigineous personnel'. :roll:
 
#5
Golf_one_one said:
GrumpyOldMan said:
dogmonkey said:
Callsign 'Slayer' was the name of one of the Spectres which was available on TELIOC 1. Nice.
Likewise, in GW 1, 'Magic' for a similar asset...............
Hmmmm, you mean the AWAC callsign then
Nope. The next time I came across 'Magic' was for AWAC/JSTARS in 95 (BiH, etc) during a LIMEX phase.
My bottom coughed when the c/s came up as I believed we stood a good chance of being the Blue in a Blue on Blue.
How we laughed when this was not the case.
 
#6
On a certain US Camp:

USMC Ammo Techs - "Black Widow"

US Army Ammo Techs - "Keystone Base" (Only because the grownups made them change it from "Keystone Cops")
 
#8
Americans just can't help trying to 'big themselves up'. I don't know whether they are inherently insecure or just have a higher 'cheese' threshold than us but you only have to look at the names that GM, Ford and Buick give their cars to realise they need to feel special.
 
#11
My Owd Fella saw a sign outside a Spam AFV repair base in Korea with "Second To None" on it...2 miles down the road outside a Brit camp was the biggest fcuk off sign ever with the word "NONE" .....
 
#14
TF 'Gun Devil' in kandahar

in fact best I saw out there was a 'SOF De Oppresso Liber, Nightstalkers TF Coolkiller blah blah blah' t-shirt worn by an 18 stone KBR truck driver
 
#15
American call signs logged one ex. included 'night hawk' and 'death eagle'

they turned out to be a laundry unit and a field kitchen. I hope to God that was either tongue in cheek or from an assigned list, I really do.
 
#16
If it's a consolation, a lot of Americans are also sick to death of the macho naming business. I'm fed to the back teeth with them. Particularly 'Bulldog'

In protest, our platoon was named the Danger Bunnies. We even had a logo sprayed onto the vehicles: The rabbit on the Armor triangle.


Every now and then we'd hear a cool callsign on the Net. Not often though. We ran into some Battle Penguins in Mosul.

NTM
 
#18
I was on a combined op with a spam Para Bn and other spam minor units attached to the Bde and felt entirely ridiculous calling out on the Bde Net to a callsigns "Ultimate Warrior". I wouldn't have minded so much if "Ultimate Warrior" was some kick-arrse Inf Pl or Coy but it was the callsign for the local J5 sub unit dealing with civil affairs. Pathetic.
 
#19
Steamy Window American call signs logged one ex. included 'night hawk' and 'death eagle'

they turned out to be a laundry unit and a field kitchen. I hope to God that was either tongue in cheek or from an assigned list, I really do.
I dont know death eagle might be a hint about the catering skills............

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