Can remember one from the Falklands whilst on the Penelope. Every day we were issued meat pies at lunchtime at our action station and these soon became affectionaly known as BAMPS = Bomb Alley Meat Pies.


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Fcuk off, this is Current Affairs.

TEWT; Typing Excessively Without Thinking. Why do I think of norman?

SLUTs; the old 'Sub Lieutenant(s) Under Training' is tops.
We had TWAT when under tech training in the ambulance service.

It stood for Transport Without Ambulance Treatment,usually for friday night drama queens who cant hold their beer.
Summed them up about right.

The other one is TUBE, Totally Uneccessary Breast Examination,
you can work that one out yourselves!!


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Mate of mine, a civvy consultant surgeon, (yep, I overachieved in life) was telling me some of the medical ones. One handy one for "weirdo alerting" other Docs: NFN. (Normal For Norfolk) The other, annotated on a troublesome patients' discharge notes: TTFO (Told to F*ck Off)
The Yanks have Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic and Pacific - SWFLANT and SWFPAC
RNAD Coulport was going to be named
Strategic Weapons Facility UK or SWFUK - this was hastily changed to UKSWF
SLUT - Ship Launched Underwater Target
TART - Towed Acoustic Recoverable Transponder

Any pingers online? I might have these a bit wrong but I can still remember a pipe being made on board Minerva off Andros Island in 1975 to the effect that SLUT had been screwed by TART during an unplanned snarl up.
theoldti said:
Outer Space Liason Officer
Which planet are you from???????????

Becoming firmer in my agreement with the alien report on the planet: Mostly Harmless, no intelligent life found.


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Qintetic or whatever it now is on the top of Portsdown Hill, which was ASWE for many years, was originally to be called the Admiralty Radar and Signals Establishment .. I believe someone saw the light before the nameboard was painted up.
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