...most of us have been involved in a CACREX in some way shape or form, as a radar maintainer and instructor I've certainly been involved in a few. HOWEVER, I have been stumped by the simplest of questions...

"What does CACREX actually stand for?"

We've all had a stab and come up with lots of things that fit but there's no definitive answer. It doesn't even exist in the NATO Acronym datbase (so is it an acronym?). Any ideas most welcome.


Being an ex FOSTIE, I remember something like Command And Control Exercise and I think it can be found in AXP-2C. Don't have access to that book though.
Yes, that's one of the first things we came up with but it doesn't really fit in with the purpose or conduct of the trial. Still trying to locate a copy of AXP-2C :?
yicker said:
."What does CACREX actually stand for?"
Not sure how accurate this is, it's handwritten in the margin of my procedure reference (from before my branch change):

Calibration, Alignment, Communications and Recording Ex
Its called ShipHaz now bud. :lol: But I can remember that original ditty and it being on several posters around the ship, especially MCO, EW Office etc.

Okay, have been ringing around several offices, including FSAG, MWC etc and CACREX in AXP-2C is listed as...

Radar Calibration Exercise - thats it, no mention of Communications, even though one of the CACREXs' checks the UHF Transceivers.
Guns said:
Come you all wanted to be a Gunner.
Let's just replay that conversation:

Appointer - I can get you on the A-Stream of the PWO course starting xxxxx

Karma - You can FRO, not while my arse points downwards

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