Discussion in 'Diamond Lil's' started by percey99, Sep 5, 2006.
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Why were Seaman Torpedo and anti subamine ratings known as TAZ APES ?
Torpedo and Anti Submarine Warefare ....TAZ......seamen...Apes!! simple TAZAPES!
I thought it was something to do with Towed Array, Passive Sonar???
Nope...Torpedo and Anti Submarine!
I stand corrected
Having briefly lived in the TAS Apes mess down aft on HMS Ajax, my understanding was they were called TAS apes not TAZ apes.
It's a bit like calling a stokey boy a Spanner Tanker, or an EW rate, a Dolly. Simple really....
who you calling a Dolly ;-)
I was in the Mob 1974-1980 and am looking for a Sonar Operators badge of that era. If you look at my avatar, the only difference between that and the one that I am looking for is that mine had the letter "C" underneath the
harpoon. This stood for Contoller.
Any body got one for sale or know where I could get one? Have tried EBay and about a million other sites....no joy. 8)
You are absolutely right it is TAS, but has been corrupted...
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