Help Needed MEWSIG

#1
Who can remember the MEWSIG branch i believe they were Maritime Electronic Warfare and SIGnals branch and they played with remote controlled Trawlers (along with other little black boxes, very hush hush) they came onboard RFA Fort Grange/Fort Austin back in 88 anyone remember any more?
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getting old is a bummer lol
 

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#2
bombheads12 said:
Who can remember the MEWSIG branch i believe they were Maritime Electronic Warfare and SIGnals branch and they played with remote controlled Trawlers (along with other little black boxes, very hush hush) they came onboard RFA Fort Grange/Fort Austin back in 88 anyone remember any more?
cheers
getting old is a bummer lol
COuld it perhaps be MEWSG that you're thinking of, a NATO EW training group (see http://www.jewcs.nato.int/Org.htm) that I had the pleasure of joining a few years back on the Wave Ruler. The TRACs VAN on the flight deck was full of EW and Comms spoofing gear that was used for training purposes in the JMC that we took part in.
 
#7
Where they actually a branch? When I was on RFAs we had lads from FEWSG (Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group) who were basically Gollies who had managed to wangle a gucci draft going on to RFAs and operating the EW kit.
 

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#8
2_deck_dash said:
Where they actually a branch? When I was on RFAs we had lads from FEWSG (Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group) who were basically Gollies who had managed to wangle a gucci draft going on to RFAs and operating the EW kit.
...sitting in a van near a cliff-top Scarborough hotel, listening to matelots' mobile phone calls during JMC?! :twisted:
 

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#10
sgtpepperband said:
2_deck_dash said:
Where they actually a branch? When I was on RFAs we had lads from FEWSG (Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group) who were basically Gollies who had managed to wangle a gucci draft going on to RFAs and operating the EW kit.
...sitting in a van near a cliff-top Scarborough hotel, listening to matelots' mobile phone calls during JMC?! :twisted:
Or sitting in the "satellite tx compartment" on RFA Wave Ruler listening to matelots' mobile phone calls during JMC (while FW was with MEWSG on the Flight Deck).
 

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