T'graph: Royal Navy consigns tiffs to history after 141 yrs

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Re: T'graph: Royal Navy consigns tiffs to history after 141

I only became a tiff when they decided to get rid of the mechanician's branch. When I started the course it was MQC (Mechs Qualifying Course) and when I finished it was ACC (Artificer Candidates Course).

Apprentices were on AAC (Artificer Apprentice Course, not Thingy)
 
#5
Re: T'graph: Royal Navy consigns tiffs to history after 141

WreckerL said:
I only became a tiff when they decided to get rid of the mechanician's branch. When I started the course it was MQC (Mechs Qualifying Course) and when I finished it was ACC (Artificer Candidates Course).

Aprrentices were on AAC (Artificer Apprentice Course, not Thingy)
Same as me, we were the last of the Mechs to start as mechs, then changed to Tiffies at Deadloss in 1983.
 
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cornishgolfer said:
WreckerL said:
I only became a tiff when they decided to get rid of the mechanician's branch. When I started the course it was MQC (Mechs Qualifying Course) and when I finished it was ACC (Artificer Candidates Course).

Apprentices were on AAC (Artificer Apprentice Course, not Thingy)
Same as me, we were the last of the Mechs to start as mechs, then changed to Tiffies at Deadloss in 1983.
Sultan for me, should have been Collingrad but some bright spark (sic) thought up EBD :(
 
#10
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Tiffs could tell you the cubic capacity of a jam jar!!!!! but were F****D when it came to taking the lid off :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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scouse said:
Tiffs could tell you the cubic capacity of a jam jar!!!!! but were F****D when it came to taking the lid off :lol: :lol: :lol:
Most tiffies were OK, some were little smart arses, BUT they soon wised up when put on a Sqdn for their pt 3, dealing with some older and bolder Mechanics.
 
#14
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If it's the same as WE tiffs, which I imagine it is, then they are tiffs until rated PO at which time they become ET. Maintaining the preserved rights of promotion that they had as tiffs.
 

nobby0919

Lantern Swinger
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Thank you to Fisgard and Caledonia, now though-- rude words, I'm redundant !!!!,-- have been for years, anyone need Cavalier flashing up from cold.
Still, I can carry on charging £60 an hour to restore Brough Superiors though, .Any one want to join the customer queue???, ,but you'll have to wait at least a year.
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
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Tiffie skills when they were let loose sometimes surprised me. In Maidstone I had to go and break it to the shipwrights that there was a hole in my boat. In the chippie workshop up on the housetops they were busy as bees, making a beautiful dining suite for one of their number who was getting married. The sheer excellence of the craftsmanship, executed in pusser's time with pusser's wood, was amazing.
 

nobby0919

Lantern Swinger
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There was also a rumor I heard of a pussers stores muster, at Dolphin or nearby. Some of the missing copper sheet being "found" underwater on a chippys yacht