One in three west country

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  1. Can anyone remember the actual watch routine for one in three west country? We've lost one of our four watchkeepers so I'd like to work the best routine possible.
  2. I thought it was the same as normal 1 in 3 but you turned to at 0900 instead of 0800... unless we worked it differently.
  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Try 8-hour shifts (providing you're not using it for Armed Sentries).


    Long hours but workable until you get sufficient cover for a fourth watchkeeper...

  4. I seem to remember some thing like:-

    Day one forenoon, dogs, middle
    Day two afternoon morning
    Day three first

    Turn to during the forenoon after the morning ONLY.

    Seems to work?
  5. Must admit I don't like the look of that - when do you get an all night in??

    I've never worked 'west country 1 in 3' but had heard that it was 'normal' 1 in 3 but you didn't turn too when off watch. Maybe this was wishful thinking.

    In the MCO I've always worked 1 in 3 as follows:

    Day 1 - Forenoon / long first (2000-0200)
    Day 2 - Afternoon / long morning (0200-0800)
    Day 3 - Dogs / all night in

    A forenoon make and mend normally followed the long morning.
    Much preferred this routine than standard 1 in 4 because your all-night-ins are more often.
  6. As I remember it was
    middle afternoon first
    all night in
    forenoon last dog morning
    turn to in the forenoon
    first dog then back to middle
  7. What are forenoon, dogs, middle, afternoon, morning and first?
  8. If you look inside the bit of blue card they gave you.........
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  9. Ah, brings back memories, it was the bomber Nav Centre routine. Something to do with following the trends of SINS.
  10. AAF

    AAF War Hero

    Forenoon, first
    Afternoon, last dog, morning
    1st dog, middle.

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