I think you need to amend the Subject to read: HMS COLLINGWOOD (COLINGRAD) for those of us who didn't actually know what its real name was (or in my case, couldn't spell it properly) :wink:Nutty said:Nozzy
Soyyr I left out the home of all Geenies, which now appears to have metamorphised into the centre of the Training World being all things to all Pusser Person's.
Who could forget shovel face, he could strike fear in the heart of the devil himself. Also remember the WW2 style accom at pelican road and the southern club, also who could forget the bop slags from fareham (sorry if any readers are married to em, yours is different).sootblower said:HMS Collingwood - I will stand corrected but isn't it the Maritime Warfare School now? At least the guys & girls have MWS on the cap tallies now.
Anyone remember White City and "Shovel face" in the 1980's?
Shit mate, I hope you don't type like that when you are sending signals... 8OomCtillIdie said:i just passed out of collingwood last friday on my omc course, we have hms collingwood on our cap tallys not mws. collingwood defo got its ups and downs, the downs defo being the pti's. had some interesting experiences at collingwood, lowe building the new messes just built in phase2 training, is like a broffel at nite, girls n lads runnin round naked and u wouldnt be suprised if u found some1 streakin in ure mess with there s10 resperators on and throwin ure quilt in the showers at nite, but wot goes around comes around haha.
For our new boy (OMCTILLIDIE) you are now on backwards VDU exercises and to remain onboard this evening until you pass. 8O :lol:brigham600 said:As a FOST CRS I can tell you that OM(C)'s very rarely type out signals these days. It is all done for them by the drafter using automated message handling systems such as AMHA, AMHS and NAMC.
I do believe the passmark for typing exercises has been drastically reduced, as just about every other passmark. How on earth can our little darlings get through training otherwise. ;-)
Do not think it will be long before all OM(C)'s are sending signals using text language. Can just see it now...
rqst birf @ 7 wrf 4 fuel n stuff. sure lines 2b avlble. r u able 2 provide spuds n ovver fings, innit. Wot is currantsy 4 chngin are money mate, innit. Yeah.
(Spelling mistakes on purpose) :lol: