I have searched Arrse for a similar thread and as yet have not found one. Mods please re-locate as required etc. So what it is the greatest Wah/wind up you have ever experienced/heard of? Whether you are on the receiving end or you are in fact the wah initiator. One of my personal favourites takes place on board a Royal Navy Type 42 Destroyer: Just before a surface to air missile shoot a list asking for volunteers for a very special duty was doing the rounds. As many of you are probably aware, a rocket propelled surface to air missile such as a Seadart can be a major hazard to marine plantlife, especially if the rocket fuel has not combusted at the correct temperature. To that end it is important to assemble a Temperature Indication Team (TIT) in order to record the exact temperature of the flames coming out of the rocket motor on take off. Obviously there are some hazards with this task so all members of the TIT must be dressed correctly in full firefighting rig. Due to the blast of the rocket motor it is also mandatory to wear a safety harness to ensure one doesn't blow over the side. Once the team is assembled and briefed on their important task, they must then stand behind the missile launcher with a thermometer (to be signed out from sickbay prior to the launch). it is reccomended that the thermometer be attached to a broom handle or similar, however this is at the discretion of the TIT leader. A few dry runs, under the watchful eyes of the rest of the ship's company, should be carried out so that the whole team is clear on their individual duties. Only once the team is fully conversant with the whole procedure and they are stood to behind the missile launcher can the firing take place. I once saw a young wren in tears because she hadn't been selected for the TIT, it was ok though because we promised she could be a line buoy lookout when we crossed the equator.