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Bu**ar off...and leave your watch!

Old 13th Oct 2015, 23:17
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Originally Posted by Slow Biker
I once bumped into a recently retired 2* who had been my sqn cdr and later my staish. I was still serving and naturally addressed him as 'sir'. He replied he was now retired and his friends called him David. I was then a chief tech, hardly mates with 2* officers, but that was the man he was. He was a leader, the type one confidently would follow 'over the top'.
With an attitude like that, I bet a lot of people call him David.

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Old 14th Oct 2015, 06:58
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Hmmm - I left after 22 some 8 years ago. Last month I went back uniform with the Air Training Corps and had to go to my nearest ( large flying base ) to draw kit.


Couple of quick questions in the MGR and a quick look at my temporary paper ID card and I had unrestricted access.


Having drawn kit I wandered over to the hangars to look up some old mates, even asking directions of uniformed personnel as I wandered round in civvies, and not once was I challenged.


Not complaining - just didn't realise things had changed. This was just like it was in the good old days.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 08:05
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I thought Bu**ar was the upper crust way of saying bu**er, like garAge and garIge.

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Old 14th Oct 2015, 10:45
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I was FAR FAR too senior to embarrass anyone by revealing how very senior and important I was [and still am, I would remind you].

One of my good friends, annoyed by a colleague styling himself Lt Cdr RN Rtd decided that JT RAF Rtd was at least as relevant, and so styled himself when signing official documents. He said it knocked his King's Scout and BSc into a cocked hat.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 11:01
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While embedded with the US Army I was told I had the honorary rank of Major (or it could have been Captain, I don't fully remember). Can't say I ever had the occasion (or balls/cheek) to use it mind.

Even so, it more than trumps my previously held highest rank of 'Cadet'!
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 11:04
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Originally Posted by Slow Biker View Post
I once bumped into a recently retired 2* who had been my sqn cdr and later my staish. I was still serving and naturally addressed him as 'sir'. He replied he was now retired and his friends called him David. I was then a chief tech, hardly mates with 2* officers, but that was the man he was. He was a leader, the type one confidently would follow 'over the top'.
My SILs uncle, who was a Squadron Leader Padre, officiated at my brothers wedding. When I asked him how he would prefer to be addressed, Mike or Padre, he replied "Sir will do"!

I avoided him for the rest of the day.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 11:39
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I have never alluded to the rank I held in the RAF but I have sometimes been addressed as 'Chief', usually
by builders, plumbers et al. Funny that
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 13:24
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Round South Lincs there is an apparent code: wear a tie [and the rest] and get called nothing or occasionally "sir"; wear no tie, Compo wellies and scruffs and it's inevitably "mate".
The ultimate challenge is to extract a "sir" when dressed as "mate".
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 13:30
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You've never watched Monty Python, have you? - Exuw

Sorry, Exuw, no I haven't - too occupied guarding the ramparts of the free West, and moving up the Navy List.....

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Old 14th Oct 2015, 14:31
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You've never watched Monty Python, have you? - Exuw

Sorry, Exuw, no I haven't - too occupied guarding the ramparts of the free West, and moving up the Navy List.....

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The sketch you'll want to watch on Youtube is "The Spanish Inquisition." It will probably elicit a laugh.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 14:35
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The sketch you'll want to watch on Youtube is "The Spanish Inquisition."

VMT Lonewolf - When the mood takes me, I'll be sure to find a comfy chair!

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Old 14th Oct 2015, 15:13
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Doh!!!!

You try to help people ......
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 16:56
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Funnily enough, following my rant about Dr and Rev on pull-down menus, I've just been on a site that gives, as well as those, Sir, Capt, Prof, Maj.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 18:45
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I served in Crab Air and the Hairy Arm Korps, never the Navy but acne spotted youths working at shop tills almost invariably manage to call me 'mate'. They are rewarded by an icy stare for their cheek!
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 18:53
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British Airways [ba.com] has an interesting listing for their 'Frequent Flyer' membership details ... Senior ranks can poke off, but Captain Blackadder is allowed

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Old 14th Oct 2015, 20:10
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Mpn, a 4 ring captain but not a ship driver?
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 21:16
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No, Army Capt.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 21:18
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Bursar????
had one of those on my elbow.....bloody painful!
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Old 15th Oct 2015, 07:45
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PN and CM ... given the context, I suspect it's "Airline Captain"

"First Officer" is just plain "Mr"
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Old 15th Oct 2015, 10:45
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so, what is a Mstr?

[surely not masturbator?]
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