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  1. ...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.


  2. C. reate
    A. ircraft
    C. ontrollers
    R. eason for
    EX. isting.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 :?
  5. Slightly off topic, but I was always led to believe that CASEX stood for Catch A Submarine EXercise. Works for me!
  6. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    There's no sex better than a CASEX!

    Passive is massive, but Active is attractive... :wink:
  7. How very sad SPB, you really should get out more! :wink:
  8. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    Agonizingly Slow Warfare.

    Happiness is a clear range - Gunnery is Funnery
  9. 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

  10. RadHaz is a DadHaz
  11. 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.
  12. In my youth I once asked an old and bold gunbuster what a SAFA gunnery serial was. The reply was "Shootin' At Fcukin' Aircraft!"
  13. CASEX Z the most boring evolution know to man!!!!!!! :evil:
  14. And there my friends, is the UW's moto..............remb the days :lol:
  15. The only time the tazapes ever found a sub was on the way into Faslane. :p :lol:
  16. On being questioned by a Fosty on what CASEX stands for, a warfare specialist replied ," Catch A Submarine Exercise?" priceless.
  17. If it flies it dies!
  18. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    Come you all wanted to be a Gunner.
  19. 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
  20. Only the ones who flunked the career's test :lol:

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