Zap numbers?

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  1. How do these work then?

    Surname, initial then last 4


    First two letters of surname, then last 4?

    So John Smith, 12345678 would be :



  2. SM5678

    More letters...
  3. Wah? The latter was correct ( SM5678 ). First two of surname, last four of number. Claims have been laid in the past to having you last initial then your last 4 ( S5678 ). I think this was previously an airborne method which has since been abolished.
  4. msr

    msr LE

  5. Cheers Msr.

    Its for the cadets. They want 'warry zap numbers' based on there westminster numbers to scrawl all over their kit! It seems I can't get them to simply write their names in the stuff because that's not 'warry' enough...
  6. Might have been. My lot used the surname first letter and last 4 up until 2003ish.
  7. Cash's name tapes would be more appropriate, surely.
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  8. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Back on my first tour (1983)your place in the Bn nominal roll was your Zap No. I think mine was 453!

    Some mornings its hardly worth chewing through the straps!
  9. wait unti lthey have already done it and then tell them it only looks ally with their blood group too.

    Explain patiently that if they put th eblood group in it MUST be right, or they will end up with the wrong blood in an emergency.

    Watch chaos ensue as Cadets try to find out their blood types :D
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  10. I hope it's not through DNAing their mouths or they'll all end up with the same blood group as their AI.
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  11. X59

    X59 LE

    There's no way would the emergency services give somebody blood of a type written on kit, without a cross check.
  12. Not neccessary. Their blood will be mostly staying inside them, if I've got anything to do with it.
  13. Depends what I swab there mouths with though. doesn't it?

  14. In my experience this is the case.

    And zap numbers, on my tours in A&E & theatres, were of no consequence whatsoever.

    CAT is your friend.
  15. X59

    X59 LE

    gotcha !!!!!!!