New Branch Names

#81
Re: New Branches From 30 Mar 07

Lamri said:
I happen to be a POMEM(L), and will stay that, thank you.
I thought you were a PO Stoker! It's all sooooo confusing!

PS: Surely Seaman Specialist should have the designation SS. :twisted:

Now who mentioned those tasty Chocolate Logs? :lick:

Squeak: so a Chinese Ldg EM was known as a LEM-MING? ;)
 

Guns

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#83
Nutty said:
dunkers said:
Nutty said:
Is it a modern sailor has much more to do or are just expected to do less.
Even keeping track of the ship's position on a chart is done by a computer now. Goodbye chart tables. :pc:

Also Nutty I happen to know an AB RP2 who is still serving, so there are still one or two of yer old branch still out there.
So who knows where you are when you have a power cut. Oh that will never happen cos the Navy thinks no one will shoot at them or drop a bomb on them will they.

Nutty
WECDIS (Our Nav system) consist of more than one PC/Laptop. Each stands alone with its own UPS as well as mains supply. Failing that there is the Rugged Laptop and portable GPS receiver. So with the xx number of machines and careful use of which one is switched on you can get way over 10 hours of navigation. Of course with no power there is nothing you can do but drift so it is all a mute point really.
 

(granny)

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#87
I like your job description 'Nutty'. Sounds about right. 'Danny', what made you think that we were 'masters of none'. To let myself open to abuse may I ask the forum 'What would the modern title be for a old CPO GI? Be careful how you answer!!
 
#88
(granny) said:
I like your job description 'Nutty'. Sounds about right. 'Danny', what made you think that we were 'masters of none'. To let myself open to abuse may I ask the forum 'What would the modern title be for a old CPO GI? Be careful how you answer!!
How about..CPO(WYMYWYMSSAKQWYAM)...


..meaning...What You Mean You Want Your Mommy,Stand Still And Keep Quiet When You Answer Me)..or sommat like that.. old GI's would turn in their graves..
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#89
(granny) said:
I like your job description 'Nutty'. Sounds about right. 'Danny', what made you think that we were 'masters of none'. To let myself open to abuse may I ask the forum 'What would the modern title be for a old CPO GI? Be careful how you answer!!
On a good day, a GI could probably expect "mate" or "love" rather than "Chief", however the correct title (for at least the rest of today) is CPO(WS) or CPO Warfare Specialist to give him/her the correct "sunday best" title.
 
#90
Surely no one below wardroom status refers to any one other than by their actual rate?
Hookie?
PO?
Yeo(yeoman)?
Chief?
Master?
Sir?(MAA(Fleet))

What do you use?

Add to the list...
 
#91
It seems to me as a Me(m),Lme(m),Pomem,Mech,Memn,Mea,its name changing for the sake of bull shitting the general public, all the time I was in the mob I was called either a stoker or a mech and that was long after the title went out of use. joined in '64 left in '87
 

(granny)

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#92
Ninja_Stoker said:
(granny) said:
I like your job description 'Nutty'. Sounds about right. 'Danny', what made you think that we were 'masters of none'. To let myself open to abuse may I ask the forum 'What would the modern title be for a old CPO GI? Be careful how you answer!!
On a good day, a GI could probably expect "mate" or "love" rather than "Chief", however the correct title (for at least the rest of today) is CPO(WS) or CPO Warfare Specialist to give him/her the correct "sunday best" title.
Where, if anywhere, does the title 'Instructor' fit in. Who teaches the youngsters Gunnery for exmple?
 
#93
(granny) said:
Ninja_Stoker said:
(granny) said:
I like your job description 'Nutty'. Sounds about right. 'Danny', what made you think that we were 'masters of none'. To let myself open to abuse may I ask the forum 'What would the modern title be for a old CPO GI? Be careful how you answer!!
On a good day, a GI could probably expect "mate" or "love" rather than "Chief", however the correct title (for at least the rest of today) is CPO(WS) or CPO Warfare Specialist to give him/her the correct "sunday best" title.
Where, if anywhere, does the title 'Instructor' fit in. Who teaches the youngsters Gunnery for exmple?
granny it was CPO missilemen and then AWW (Above Water Warfare) who taught gunnery whilst I was in training. I presume it's the warfare specialists now.
 
#94
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
(granny) said:
Ninja_Stoker said:
(granny) said:
I like your job description 'Nutty'. Sounds about right. 'Danny', what made you think that we were 'masters of none'. To let myself open to abuse may I ask the forum 'What would the modern title be for a old CPO GI? Be careful how you answer!!
On a good day, a GI could probably expect "mate" or "love" rather than "Chief", however the correct title (for at least the rest of today) is CPO(WS) or CPO Warfare Specialist to give him/her the correct "sunday best" title.
Where, if anywhere, does the title 'Instructor' fit in. Who teaches the youngsters Gunnery for exmple?
granny it was CPO missilemen and then AWW (Above Water Warfare) who taught gunnery whilst I was in training. I presume it's the warfare specialists now.
Aye MLP it was CH(OPS)(M) when I joined with AWW taking over from them.
 
#96
lsadirty said:
So we're differentiating between surface and sub-surface rates of the same trades, just like the Elmers do: next thing you know, there'll be pins for being "surface warfare" as opposed to "submariners". Our submarine cousins from across the pond had a name for them - CBDs - "Cry Baby Dolphins" - better not say anymore, in case someone at the MoD might think this is a good idea - if they already haven't.
So the Admiralty do read RumRation! The idea is currently being thought about, and a badge has been made up... (Nicked from the Australians!)

Personally I'm not a fan of a surface badge, I know I'm surface fleet (I look out of a window...) and don't need a badge telling me so.

The idea is to hand them to ABs on completing their taskbook as some sort of "reward".
 
#98
So it's true, the Loggies have gone back to their original titles/badges.

GOOD!

Now, why the f*ck is a METOC now an OM with a NA badge?????

Why does a ME have a missile on his/her badge?????

And why does a WE have a prop on his/her badge????? Just give them back their WE badge.

Give the "Warfare Specialists" their old badges back -

Seaman - the old Seaman badge was good enough, wasn't it??

TAS Apes, Buntings, Sparkers - bring 'em back!!! At least then everyone knew where they stood.

Rant over.....
 
#99
I suppose that the new title for me as a Killick would now be - Leading Seaman (Logistics) (Catering Services) (Preparation) (Officers), but Ldg/Ck(O) seemed to have a certain ring of truth about it at the time.

Bah! Humbug!

2BM
When I was on 'Relentless' 66-68 I was a Ldg Ck(S) and my oppo was a Ldg Ck(O) ! Has something changed since then!
 
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