Navy Lingo

#1
Can someone please help me iv been reading through the forums and cant realy find out what some of these words mean like
AWNIS
mto
gssr
and other things a like also what is a sweeper?
 
#2
Hi

AWNIS - Allied Worldwide Navigational Information System (NATO)
MTO - Motor Transport Officer
GSSR - Not sure
Sweeper - Is a Minor War Vessel specifically used for sweeping for mines within a mine field at sea

Hope this helps
 
#3
Hello Spinach,

Do you know what a 'Wah' is? You can find the definition in Arrsepedia, just like you can Google an acronym like 'AWNIS' and find the very first entry reads: "AWNIS - Allied Worldwide Navigational Information System (NATO)".

(Norman Warning Yellow)
 
#4
Norman so nice to see you back.

If your not norman then follow the link to Arrsepedia.

The military is run on TLA's. Half the fun is trying to work them out.
 

AledJ

Lantern Swinger
#5
Motor Transport Officer- never heard of that one before. Did search on the Royal Navy career site but nothing (or am i being blind).
 
#6
As a last resort, I suppose one could always try the RN website (link):

Maritime Trade Operations
Based largely around NCAGS (Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping) and AWNIS (Allied Worldwide Navigational Information System) the UK MTO Organisation exists to enhance the safety of merchant shipping through close cooperation between the military and the shipping industry. NCAGS is the term applied to the measures aimed at protecting maritime trade. AWNIS provides a complete navigational safety information service to military and merchant shipping. MTO is open to both Officers & Ratings. Although not essential, past experience in the RN or Merchant Navy is a distinct advantage.
 
#8
Mine sweeping on a run ashore>>>> that's helping yourself to a few free drinks.

Not that I've ever tried it.........um well perhaps once or twice at the end of the night

SM

:nemo:
 

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#10
Not to mention Marine Underwater Fire Fighter - or M.U.F.F Diver for short!

GSSR = General Service Seagoing Rating, or something like that. Has now been phased out and changed to AWFP - Above Water Force Protection. Basically standing on the upper scupper all day holding a rifle and looking all steely-eyed!
 
#11
Tall_bloke said:
Not to mention Marine Underwater Fire Fighter - or M.U.F.F Diver for short!

GSSR = General Service Seagoing Rating, or something like that. Has now been phased out and changed to AWFP - Above Water Force Protection. Basically standing on the upper scupper all day holding a rifle and looking all steely-eyed!
You mean like this?


RNR FP Sentry during recent Op Tecate
in Northern Arabian Gulf
 

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#12
That bloke can't be RNR. He's been issued with all the necessary equipment, and he's not pissed!
If he IS a reservist, the photo must have been taken a good 30 minutes after he climbed the stairs to the upper deck, to give him a chance to get his breath back! :afro:
 
#13
Tall_bloke said:
That bloke can't be RNR. He's been issued with all the necessary equipment, and he's not pissed!
If he IS a reservist, the photo must have been taken a good 30 minutes after he climbed the stairs to the upper deck, to give him a chance to get his breath back! :afro:
maddog will not be amused at you slagging him. be afraid, be very afraid. LOL
 

itsamuppet

Lantern Swinger
#19
GSS(R) is General Service Seaman (Reserve) and is now replacing the (AWFP) Above water Force Protection Branch which in turn replaced GSSR. This time we have a proper branch badge though, and the rumour is the regulars will recognise this one!!
 
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