Operation...? Exercise....?

#5
These would be funnier* if you stuck to the (current) convention of single word for an op, two for an exercise, or is it that long since any of you were on real ops? *(When I say 'funnier', that doesn't mean that the offerings so far are actually anything more than vaguely amusing at best.)
 
#6
Joe_Crow said:
These would be funnier* if you stuck to the (current) convention of single word for an op, two for an exercise, or is it that long since any of you were on real ops? *(When I say 'funnier', that doesn't mean that the offerings so far are actually anything more than vaguely amusing at best.)
What, like Op Sond Chara (Red dagger)? How long since you've been on an op?
 
#7
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
Joe_Crow said:
These would be funnier* if you stuck to the (current) convention of single word for an op, two for an exercise, or is it that long since any of you were on real ops? *(When I say 'funnier', that doesn't mean that the offerings so far are actually anything more than vaguely amusing at best.)
What, like Op Sond Chara (Red dagger)? How long since you've been on an op?
Wiki reference here. It complies with my own understanding.

Military operations since Churchill

Throughout the Second World War, the British allocation practice favored one-word code names (Jubilee, Frankton). That of the Americans favored longer compound words, although the name Overlord was personally chosen by Winston Churchill himself. Many examples of both types can be cited, as can exceptions. Presently, British forces tend to use one-word names, presumably in keeping with their post-World War 2 policy of reserving single words for operations and two-word names for exercises. Americans prefer two-word names. The Canadians and Australians use either. The French military currently prefer names drawn from nature (such as colors or the names of animals), for instance Opération Daguet ("brocket deer") or Opération Baliste ("Triggerfish")...
Interesting item about the US choosing names for operations here too.
 
#8
I think theres some confusion here: Yes we use single words for the main "op" itself and the spams use two:

Op Banner
Op Fingal
Op Herrick - Op Enduring Freedom
Op Telic - Op Iraqi Freedom
Etc

But on individual ops within ops if that makes sense, , the majority are two word, ala Op Sond Chara during Op Herrick etc

back on topic though, may I suggest:

Op Pedantic [email protected]?
 
#12
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
I think theres some confusion here: Yes we use single words for the main "op" itself and the spams use two:

Op Banner
Op Fingal
Op Herrick - Op Enduring Freedom
Op Telic - Op Iraqi Freedom
Etc

But on individual ops within ops if that makes sense, , the majority are two word, ala Op Sond Chara during Op Herrick etc

back on topic though, may I suggest:

Op Pedantic [email protected]?
Surely that should be Op PEDANTIC [email protected]

Oh, and in answer to your previous question, two ops tours in my current draft, encompassing a few different ops, all of which were TS and above.
 
#15
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
Joe_Crow said:
Oh, and in answer to your previous question, two ops tours in my current draft, encompassing a few different ops, all of which were TS and above.
OP Black cat?
Oh, I'm terribly sorry, I didn't mean to black cat you. I assumed you were at the 'sharp end of the spear' like me, the way you challenged. Didn't realise you were a sea-shy inboard shiney-arse or similar.
 
#16
Joe_Crow said:
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
Joe_Crow said:
Oh, and in answer to your previous question, two ops tours in my current draft, encompassing a few different ops, all of which were TS and above.
OP Black cat?
Oh, I'm terribly sorry, I didn't mean to black cat you. I assumed you were at the 'sharp end of the spear' like me, the way you challenged. Didn't realise you were a sea-shy inboard shiney-arse or similar.
Sharp end of the Naafi queue more like. If you re-read your original post, you'll note that it was you who questioned whether anyone had been on ops recently, hence my retort after pointing out that you were, well, wrong.

And only 2? I've more medal on my sylvette than you've got on your chest you conchy hermer.
 
#17
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
Sharp end of the Naafi queue more like. If you re-read your original post, you'll note that it was you who questioned whether anyone had been on ops recently, hence my retort after pointing out that you were, well, wrong.

And only 2? I've more medal on my sylvette than you've got on your chest you conchy hermer.
So, to summarize, I pose a question, you ask it back at me, I answer honestly, you accuse me of black-catting, I suggest that if I was black-catting, it is because you do not have much recent operational experience, you resort to taunts. Op PETULANT or Ex Spat Dummy, I'll let the viewers decide.
 
#18
Joe_Crow said:
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
Sharp end of the Naafi queue more like. If you re-read your original post, you'll note that it was you who questioned whether anyone had been on ops recently, hence my retort after pointing out that you were, well, wrong.

And only 2? I've more medal on my sylvette than you've got on your chest you conchy hermer.
So, to summarize, I pose a question, you ask it back at me, I answer honestly, you accuse me of black-catting, I suggest that if I was black-catting, it is because you do not have much recent operational experience, you resort to taunts. Op PETULANT or Ex Spat Dummy, I'll let the viewers decide.
OP HUMOUR VACUUM or perhaps OP NAMET CHAMP would be more appropriate.

If you would have taken the time to read my post properly, you would have notice that underneath OP BLACK CAT is a number, that number is 3, the amount of op tours I've done in my current draft. I didn't call you a black cat, I was referring to myself.

Easy.
 
#19
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
Joe_Crow said:
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
Sharp end of the Naafi queue more like. If you re-read your original post, you'll note that it was you who questioned whether anyone had been on ops recently, hence my retort after pointing out that you were, well, wrong.

And only 2? I've more medal on my sylvette than you've got on your chest you conchy hermer.
So, to summarize, I pose a question, you ask it back at me, I answer honestly, you accuse me of black-catting, I suggest that if I was black-catting, it is because you do not have much recent operational experience, you resort to taunts. Op PETULANT or Ex Spat Dummy, I'll let the viewers decide.
OP HUMOUR VACUUM or perhaps OP NAMET CHAMP would be more appropriate.

If you would have taken the time to read my post properly, you would have notice that underneath OP BLACK CAT is a number, that number is 3, the amount of op tours I've done in my current draft. I didn't call you a black cat, I was referring to myself.

Easy.
Saw the number 3, but didn't realise it's significance :oops:

Btw, shouldn't it be Op LANTERN CHAMP?
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads

New Posts