Having witnessed recently the amount of stupid threads appearing on these pages over the last few days i decided to start my own. In an attempt to keep it valid i thought i would attempt to catalogue alll the stupid things that royal signals personell have done over the years. The aim of this being that we can then gather all these idiots in one place and have them shot therefore freeing up this page for normal conversation. Just a couple of rules really, Trade is not an issue here, operators have done just as many stupid things as techs and No names. Hopefully if these rules are stuck to then this should go well. As i am sure somebody will take offence and dig the dirt up on me i'm going to start this with somebody not that far away. On Op telic a certain technician was working on a power fault on a SAS/MC, after asking the crew if anything important was going on he was given the all clear to work. Quickly the tech pulled out his trusty leatherman and was away, quickly he was inside the battery isolation switch with his fluke checking voltages and working out where the problem was. He noticed a washer had fallen down into the unit in question. Without a thought he grabbed his leather man and went to extract the said washer. BANG, one big blue spark later and the tech was seen flying off the side of the wagon. The tech awoketo find the Sqn yeoman looking very disgruntled as not only had he knocked out ptarmigan to the entire HQ he had done it during the middle of the GOC's conference call. Just to make things better as the SAS was connected to the same generator as the rest of the HQ, the entire staff were now sat in the dark with no conference call and blank computer screens. Needless to say the tech in question was not flavour of the month and earnt himself the nickname "Sparky the wonder tech" And now to even things up. A mate of mine was called to a fault on a radio det, the operator just couldnt get comms in. She had checked everything in question all her cabling and everything was working. As the tech stood there looking up the mast thinking, "it could be the pineapple, i'd like to get my fluke out and have a look at that". He asked the operator if he could drop the mast and she said "sure, the link aint in anyway". On bringing the mast down the tech noticed to his amazement that the operator in question had connected the co-axe to the dust cap holder instead of the input. Oh and if anyone mentions something that feels familiar to events that have happened to yourself. Please have the dignaty to put your hand up.