Vehicles Tiffy awarded MBE

#1
Obviously cos of OPSEC cannot name(grab a copy of this months crafty)a certain Vehicle Tiffy not long out of the factory, has been awarded the MBE for services in the sand. Can someone pm his citation or what he got it for.


He also has a brother in warmer safer climes aswell.


Good luck to him....
 
#4
QmanWpns

Just looked at the crafty. Not the one i thought of.

Fair play though, ORs have to earn a gong on tour where as the toffs get them for turning up!!
 
#5
Said Tiff has been out of the factory a few years, brought up some good up armour mods for B vehs on tour as well as all the other shite he does, I feel anyone who has to serve with troggs deserves a gong.
 
#6
Always viewed Tiffs with Godlike status,one of the few posts in the Army where the holder actually knows what the fcuk he's on about,some exceptions of course no doudt but Well done on him!
 
#9
two-four-albert said:
Try not to think of trogg units, it makes me ill
Yeah, all those saggy arrsed tuppence lickers make me feel quite sick.......or is it horny......i get confnused......"NURSE!"



Big up to the tiff tho :D
 
#10
Well done that man. Note that he was written up by another cap badge as is always the case when a REME guy gets a gong. Has anyone ever got a gong when they have served in a REME unit? Had he been with a REME Bn he may well have got a DEME(A)'s commendation.
 
#12
I got a gong, and the write up was by a REME CO.

One of my Cpls got one as well while on Op Tour, as a result of the write up by a REME Company Commander - so it does happen. Having said that, said Cpl did a blo0dy fine job!
 
#13
I just find it interesting that while we are expected to do our job, other arms seem to get gongs for just doing theirs.....

It smacks a bit of double standards, mind you, there have been some exceptions to the rule.
 
#14
QManWpns said:
Obviously cos of OPSEC cannot name(grab a copy of this months crafty)a certain Vehicle Tiffy not long out of the factory, has been awarded the MBE for services in the sand. Can someone pm his citation or what he got it for.


He also has a brother in warmer safer climes aswell.


Good luck to him....
Far be it for me to spark off any paternal connection rumours (but I will anyway because someone’s bound to bite) but the aforementioned Tiffy also managed to beat a cast of thousands and 'win' the 'Artificer of the Year 2001' award. Not bad going especially seeing he got given it at the first Regimental Dinner, before the Kremlin phase had even started! There were a few raised eyebrows that evening....lol :wink:

Coincidences and malicious rumours aside, he's a decent geezer, good for him and good for the Corps.
 
#17
QManWpns said:
Obviously cos of OPSEC cannot name(grab a copy of this months crafty)a certain Vehicle Tiffy not long out of the factory, has been awarded the MBE for services in the sand. Can someone pm his citation or what he got it for.


He also has a brother in warmer safer climes aswell.


Good luck to him....
Er, why the OPSEC? The Birthday/New Years/Operational Honours lists are all in the public domain, as is the Craftsman magazine or is it some sort of secret that Steve Redgrave has a a knighthood and Kelly Holmes is a Dame and that Terry Wogan has OBE and a knighthood? One of the posters on this thread has an MBE and the Craftsman ran a double-page spread and front cover on the actions he did to get his MBE. So again, why the OPSEC?

You are right in that we are constantly under-written for honours; we make up 10% of the Army yet you can trawl in vain to find more than a couple of award receivers in each honours list. Again it is because, I think, of the Corps' can-do attitude and the high standard we expect of Artificers (and by default others in the Corps) we never write anyone up for awards. If a bloke does something outstanding, it's a pat on the back and better pen-picture on the CR and that's where the story ends. One OC, later CO, I know wrote his own citation and got an MBE for it.
 

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