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Old 7th Apr 2001, 13:47
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'Sledge' - always got pulled by Dogs

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Old 7th Apr 2001, 15:06
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Can't claim to be the originator but:

Fiat

Fra*er is a tw*t.
 
Old 7th Apr 2001, 16:17
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And the nav known as Gobi, the space between his ears being the biggest desert in the world (not strictly true but the name was there)
 
Old 7th Apr 2001, 17:06
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Loud mouth on my first Sqn, Goas - Gob On A Stick

Affirmbrest - Also know a Sledge. Wouldn't be an F3 guy from CBY ????
 
Old 7th Apr 2001, 20:11
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There was a senior officer at PTC towards the end of the last century known as 'Dagenham' because he was 2 stops beyond 'Barking'
 
Old 7th Apr 2001, 21:07
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We had a small boring tool called Gimlet; when a second one arrived we had to call him Bradawl (also a small boring tool).
 
Old 7th Apr 2001, 21:58
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Knew a guy at BFT called, very unfairly, FRISP - F***ing Repulsive Ignorant Scottish Pig.
Met a guy in Aldergrove called Angus, nicnamed "Zero g". Work it out.
Ex rotary mate called CIPS "It's Richard actually" W****n - C**t In Pilot Suit.
Had an old flight commander called Kipper, becaues he was wet, yellow, two faced and spineless.
 
Old 7th Apr 2001, 22:07
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Chivenor - long time ago, before closed first time.

Studes used to vote for staff member who was SOTD (Sh*t Of The Day).

So frequently earned by one particular mate - became SOTW (Sh*t Of The Week).

Eventually became SOTY (Year). Henceforth always known as Sooty.
 
Old 7th Apr 2001, 23:05
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There are even some non-derogatory, but extraordinarily clever nicknames, thus one APO Lllewellyn (Senior stude and a very nice chap, wonder what happened to him?) was universally known as L4!

Heard a new one (to me) yesterday:

BOBFOC (Body off Baywatch, Face off Crimewatch).
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 05:07
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was a nav on nimrods called "BRIAN"
he thought it was a ref. to monty python.
B**** R*** is a nob.
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 05:13
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Jacko

Forgive my 0200 stupidity/drunkeness but would that not of been L5?

Please excuse me,it has taken me 20 minutes to type this !

[This message has been edited by Preciousboy (edited 08 April 2001).]
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 05:32
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Know a young un with the name of 'geyser.
He thinks it's because he has the temper of a hot spring in iceland,in actual fact it all comes down to the pronunciation :- geyser (guy's a) fuc***g k**b
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 07:10
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Only cos I mis-spelt it, Presh. Llewellyn. Even the Welsh.....

Speaking of Welsh, when I was training ViaVoice on my Mac, (speech recognition software) I sneezed, and it came out with 'are Llanelli'
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 09:27
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Knew a guy once who shared three nicknames:
'Storm Boy' - after he stripped the leading edge anti ice boots off an F27 flying into a CB.
The 'Capt America', 'coz he thought himself to be a comic book hero
Then 'FIGJAM', for F*** I'm Good, Just Ask Me.
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 13:09
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Had a JEngO called "Leatherman" 'cos he was a useless tool that everyone carried.
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 16:59
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"Turbine" - for the low continuous whine




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Old 8th Apr 2001, 18:51
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We had a crewman called transponder,
cos' he was f--k all use at low level
 
Old 8th Apr 2001, 19:37
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We had a very short SH Nav called GARMIN (small superfluous navigation device that you have to punch information into)
 
Old 9th Apr 2001, 02:03
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Knew a bloke nicknamed "Exocet", once. Allegedly because by the time you saw him coming it was too bloody late to escape.

Also "Thrombosis" - a wandering clot.
 
Old 9th Apr 2001, 02:09
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There was a chap called 10-gauge who thought it was because he was like a shot gun. In fact, if you look up 10-gauge in the Army Metal Workers Handbook, it is is decribed as being very thick and difficult to work with.
 

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