Discussion in 'Sappers' started by HVM_Boy, Jun 2, 2005.

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  1. I'm acting as DS on an Armd Inf Coy TEWT on tuesday, and have just received the orders extract. Part of the Co-ord Instrs says:

    "Engr: Recce only with fwd Coys, FIST to fol A Coy"

    WTF is FIST?


  2. Its def not that FIST.

    The closest i can come up with is Fire Support Team, but that doesn't really make sense in the Engr section of orders?
  3. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Fire Support Team seems more likley - but I've been out of the Inf for too long now....

    Of course, it could involve something altogether more interesting, with libal use of KY and removal of wrist-watches :wink:
  4. Female in Silky Thong ?. I may be wrong, or just an old perv.
  5. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Just spent 5 years in close support cbt engr world with both Mech and Armd Bde BGs and have never come across the term before in a Sapper context.

    Suggest you ask author to explain, and then share with us!!!
  6. 'FIST' is a US Army term (in addition to A_of_1's post above). It means 'FIre Support Team'. It is most definitely NOT an Engr grouping - it's mostly Gunners, Air and Avn blokes, ANGLICO etc etc.

    For example, Appendix C to FM 17-97 contains the following extract:

    Could it be that HVM_Boy's erstwhile Ex Author has been rooting through US doctrine? Shurely not...
  7. Its a fairly extreme sexual practice. Dont forget to lube up.
  8. Falkland Islands Specialist Team???
  9. Here you go me old sapper...


    When you find the real meaning, be sure to enter it onto ARRSEpedia!!

    (Don't's an internal ARRSE as well!)

  10. from a website for military acronyms -

    Acronym Meaning

    FIST Fire Support Team
    FIST Fleet Imagery Support/Satellite Terminal
    FIST Fleet Intelligence Support Team
    FIST Flexible Infrared Signature Tools (Techniques)
    FIST FMS Initial Support Team
    FIST Forward Integrated Support Team
    FIST Fugitive Investigative Strike Team
    FIST Full Crew Interactive Skills Trainer
    FIST Full-Crew Integrated Trainer
    FIST Fully Integrated Systems Test
    FIST Future Integrated Soldier Technology (UK)