Discussion in 'Diamond Lil's' started by percey99, Sep 5, 2006.

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  1. Why were Seaman Torpedo and anti subamine ratings known as TAZ APES ?
  2. Torpedo and Anti Submarine Warefare ....TAZ......seamen...Apes!! simple TAZAPES!

  3. I thought it was something to do with Towed Array, Passive Sonar???
  4. Nope...Torpedo and Anti Submarine!
  5. I stand corrected :)
  6. 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....
  7. who you calling a Dolly ;-)
  8. 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)
  9. You are absolutely right it is TAS, but has been corrupted...

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