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Crewroom nicknames

Old 20th Oct 2012, 23:13
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Crewroom nicknames

The tv prog this week Heroes of the Skies featured a USAF F4 squadron commanded by Robin Olds ( who seems to be a bit of a legend). One of his pilots rejoiced in the name of Everett Raspberry. Which got me thinking...

What would have his nom de guerre have been?
What is the most OTT crewroom nickname you gave encountered?
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 00:02
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A newly 'Posted In' walked into a Ballykelly crewroom and was asked where his last posting had been. He said "St Eval": and added, "and I hope my nickname doesn't follow me!"

Someone looked up from his cards and said "Why, what did they call you?"

He said "Noddy".

We all said - "Hello Noddy!!"
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 00:31
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One of my best mates is known is known as Noddy... Known throughout the Regiment...

Why's he called Noddy? Because he's got Big Ears...
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 00:46
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Newly arrived Chinook Pilot....on his second Combat Tour to Vietnam....when some one pointed him out and said...."That's the New Guy!".....the New Guy copped an attitude suggesting he was no [email protected] New Guy....he was Second Tour.

To this day we still call him ...... "New Guy"!
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 01:07
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Some old RN SHAR pilots would recall 'RamsDog'? Long story short this nickname remained with RamsDog throughout his long illustrious (first to deck land a SHAR on same 24 June 1982) RAN career with short sojourn in RN FAA in late 1970s-early 1980s. RamsDog gained this nickname, known to his peers before even joining the RANC (origin is completely innocuous) but it was such a nickname that it was lifelong. Vale RamsDog.

A PDF (or two) about RamsDog (Dave Ramsay) is here in 'Documents Various' folder on SpazSinbad SkyDrive page:

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Old 21st Oct 2012, 04:53
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We all said - "Hello Noddy!!"
"My name's Phil, but my mates call me W****"

"Hello Phil!!"
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 05:03
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Some nicknames from my maritime days:

"Flash" - who later become "Zulu" (as he was one hour behind everyone else )

Mr Muttitt used to delight in swapping the more obvious nicknames around...

e.g. 'Spud' White and 'Chalky' Murphy. 'Spud' stuck for many years!
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 06:21
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Robin Olds 2IC was "Chappie" James..

The pair were known as "Blackman and Robin"..
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 06:33
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A crewroom conversation at Leeming, with a new arrival.

"So mate, what's your nickname?"

"Well, they used to call me 'Diesel Bob,' because I refuelled a petrol landy with diesel twice, but I don't like that nickname"

"Ok, nice to meet you 'Diesel Bob."

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Old 21st Oct 2012, 06:48
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At some flying training school. one of the QFIs was holding court about speaking foreign languages. After about 10 minutes of boring the rest of the crewroom fartless with this, his colleagues became rather fed up....

"Well, do you speak another language?", they asked him.
"Of course I do. I speak Swahili!", he bragged.
"OK - what's err, 'dangerous snake' in Swahili?"
"Hatari nyoka"
"Deep river?"
"Kina mto"
"Stupid baboon?"
"Kijinga nugu"
"Well then, nugu, it looks like you've earned yourself a new nickname!"

And 'Noogs' he duly became!
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 06:59
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On swapping our US Army exchange officer for a new one, we had to be a bit creative with a nickname for the new incumbent, as we'd called the outgoing one 'Tex', after his home state.

'Caroline' didn't last long.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 07:45
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American exchange guy said his nickname was 'Brains', surname was Schiffer.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 07:48
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Twenty years ago, the Blue Angels visited the Finningley Airshow. I seem to recall that the USMC pilot was Capt 'Fudge' Packer.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 09:50
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I colleague with the nickname 'Basher' - he didn't like it - stated to the crew room, 'If anyone calls me 'Basher', I'll bash them!'. 'Basher' it was!

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Old 21st Oct 2012, 10:09
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When the first of the Nimrods for 51 was delivered to Wyton, it, and the installation team, were put into No 4 hangar. Now this was placed under the nominal control of our line Chief, "Arfur Daley" who had charge of 3 hangar, forever after he was known as "Arfur Twosheds"
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 10:10
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Many years ago a Puma pilot on 33 didn't like being called Beeker. He was so upset that he complained to the Sqn boss. At the next morning prayers the boss admonished those present " Beeker doesn't like being called Beeker so don't call Beeker, Beeker. That ok Beeker?
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 10:17
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A Nav on 43 in the '70's rejoiced under 2 nicknames; "Thrombo"-a floatin clot, and "Wedge", the simplest tool known to mankind.

On 892, Tim Curley was "Shortand".
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 10:28
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A USAF exchange pilot I knew, Capt Deaux, made no attempt to hide his Stateside nickname, which was 'Dil'
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 11:07
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One of my friends in the 90's went under the nickname Sledge.


In his youth he was always being "pulled by Dogs."

If you are still out there "Hi AT."
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 11:20
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Feel for the guys who have to try and find a plausible explanation to their wife as to how they acquired the nicknames 'Vlad', 'Deviant' or 'Shagger' (that's 3/5ths of a 1990's wandering Herc crew right there!).
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