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  • Signallers

    Originally posted by bohs fan View Post
    Signals/CIS Corps to the fore as always !!!
    Roger man, CIS people are wunderbar!
    Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

  • #2
    Signalers are Soldiers who failed to become Infantry men,

    there is nothing wrong with failiure as it keeps the Infantry pure.

    People dont join Armies to be clerks, signallers, show jumpers- Dr Johnson never wrote that all men

    think badly of themselves because they werent a Stores Cpl handing out linen.
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DeV View Post
      MOD: ahem thread!
      I havent a clue where that rant came from Dev,

      but I sit in the corner chastened and contrite and going back on thread now;

      Well done to the BC ( Bhean Coraigh)
      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SwiftandSure
        Ahh, the bitter resentment of an infantryman towards God's Trade of Signals.

        Don't worry Hedgie, we only spent that extra Tech Pay on the foxy looking women that are out of the grasp of the infantry due to the latter's ugly looks, inferiority complexes and general pong.

        But the Scaley always remains magnanimous and will usually let the Infantry have a go on their womenfolk once they're done with them as the infantry are most at home charging into a previously occupied fox hole.
        Finally I know what a "scaley" is - but where did it originate ?
        "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
          Finally I know what a "scaley" is - but where did it originate ?
          Lads used to get burns from either leaking batteries, combined with having to carry large radios which werent exactly huate confortable they tended to end up with sores on their backs. Which would obviously scab and look like scales on a fish Or so thats how it was related to me.
          But there's no danger
          It's a professional career
          Though it could be arranged
          With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
          If you're out of luck you're out of work
          We could send you to johannesburg.

          (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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          • #6
            Regimental Singnallers carry heavy man packs when out on the ground,

            the only heavy thing that Signallers carry is the heavy burden of guilt and dispointment

            and a massive chip on their shoulders for not succeding as an Infantry man.

            But lets get back on topic - this female is a credit to any Military organisation
            Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
            Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
            The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
            The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
            The best lack all conviction, while the worst
            Are full of passionate intensity.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SwiftandSure
              not everyone can be chosen for God's Trade.
              The radio mechanic you mean? yes they are truly gods within signals!
              Last edited by dahamster; 11 February 2011, 12:44. Reason: poor spelling

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              • #8
                Originally posted by swiftandsure
                so in fact, in ireland, an infantryman is someone who has so far failed to qualify as a signaller.
                burn!!
                CRIME SCENE INSTIGATOR

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                • #9
                  Signals, ffs. All they did was trade porn...and pretend that doing a Daily on a 77 set was a big deal
                  regards
                  GttC

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                    Signals, ffs. All they did was trade porn...and pretend that doing a Daily on a 77 set was a big deal
                    regards
                    GttC
                    46 set GttC. You're fingers get sore writin in the log book all day.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SwiftandSure
                      That's pretty much what I was told, although ARRSE, in their infinite wisdom, offer that and an alternative origin.....

                      http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Scaley
                      I heard the story from lad who was a para in the '60s and he told me of a lad who had a battery leak onto his parachute with ensuing nastyness.
                      But there's no danger
                      It's a professional career
                      Though it could be arranged
                      With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
                      If you're out of luck you're out of work
                      We could send you to johannesburg.

                      (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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                      • #12
                        Certa Cito, did you know we now have teams of Royal Signals soldiers embedded in the Infantry Battalions?

                        fcuking hell this thread is gone well off topic!
                        RGJ

                        ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                        The Rifles

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                          Certa Cito, did you know we now have teams of Royal Signals soldiers embedded in the Infantry Battalions?

                          fcuking hell this thread is gone well off topic!
                          We were doing that for years in unifil rgj.

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                          • #14
                            Check out these Signalers

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOT-A

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dahamster View Post
                              We were doing that for years in unifil rgj.
                              radio's were much simpler then dahamster.

                              we have always had 'signallers' in the battalions and they were more than capable of conducting BattleGroup Comms in the analogue conventional age.

                              however now we have dedicated Royal Signals soldiers embedded in the battalions to improve comms capabilities :

                              The introduction of Royal Signals Infantry Support Teams, which are being rolled out to all 37 infantry battalions over the next year, will enable battalions to conduct a greater level of signal training, such as the Tac Signaller Course that soldiers from 1st Battalion The Rifles recently took part in.


                              Riflemen from the RIFLES and Signallers from the ROYAL SIGNALS training on some of the comms equipment.

                              Each signaller is also trained as a team medic, allowing them to provide medical teams with more details on the condition of casualties:

                              "One of the areas it will definitely improve is extraction of casualties," said Sgt Nicholl. "As well as sending a nine-liner [call for medical evacuation], patrols can now communicate direct to helicopters at a much earlier stage of the extraction."

                              "The speed of getting casualties off the battlefield is bound to increase."

                              Having better trained radio operators also frees up section commanders to concentrate more on winning the firefight and less on radio traffic, Sgt Nicholl said.


                              British Soldiers establishing comms in a newly captured compound.

                              these Royal Signals soldiers don't just work with the battalion on operations - they are posted to the battalion and live, work, socialise and interact with the infantry on a daily basis - forming part of 'the unit'.
                              Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 12 February 2011, 11:44.
                              RGJ

                              ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                              The Rifles

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