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(granny)

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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!!
 

Stripey_G

War Hero
(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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(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.
 

BuntingBob

Midshipman
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...
 
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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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) 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.
 

tommo

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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.
 
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".
 

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