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Early April Fool?

Old 1st Apr 2022, 16:36
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Early April Fool?

What chimpery is this?
A terrible email from Commandant 3FTS wanting the time hack with a hooooorah. Please tell me it was an early April Fool!
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 17:00
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Probably true, he’s ex F3s apparently.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 17:14
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I saw this on Twitter the other day and hoped it was a spoof. I canít stand stuff like this and it most certainly doesnít foster a greater military ethos.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 17:14
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Was sent it before today so probably true. Adds to the obligatory recce brief I guess….
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 18:29
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That's even worse than working in Corporate America !!!!!

What do they do to you if you just stay quiet?
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 18:37
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Hopefully the tedious ‘hoorahing’ is still going on over the actual hack meaning that everyone’s watch is slightly out.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 18:50
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This nourishes my soul.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 19:15
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Did you see the RAF Scampton to become Lincoln International Airport
The building design looked impressive though.

https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2022/04/...rows-move-out/
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 20:37
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Anyone remember Lossiemouth in the early 80's when the Staish used to appear at Met Briefing and sit down to: 8.30 in 5 4 3 2 1 - but the actual time was set on his a*** hitting the chair. For a correct time hack we had to look elsewhere?
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 20:46
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Whatever is this puerile 'hoorah' nonsense? It sounds appallingly Uhmerkan Mreenkaw or similar?

At one station where I served, they used to put the speaking clock over the PA at Met Brief - that stopped all nonsense from self important wheels thinking that the world revolved around them!
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 20:55
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Given modern watch technology, it all seems a bit antiquated. My watch sets itself to the correct time on its own. It never needs charging or winding either.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 21:12
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
Whatever is this puerile 'hoorah' nonsense? It sounds appallingly Uhmerkan Mreenkaw or similar?

At one station where I served, they used to put the speaking clock over the PA at Met Brief - that stopped all nonsense from self important wheels thinking that the world revolved around them!
Agreed Beagle - it's so naff it's embarrassing - another one from the senior officers good ideas club playbook
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 08:36
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
Whatever is this puerile 'hoorah' nonsense? It sounds appallingly Uhmerkan Mreenkaw or similar?

At one station where I served, they used to put the speaking clock over the PA at Met Brief - that stopped all nonsense from self important wheels thinking that the world revolved around them!
I seem to remember some time ago (was it the rehearsal for the Silver Jubilee Flypast?), that many of the participants were accused of being early/late at their gate time. Subsequent investigations showed that the BT speaking clock gave a time that was up to 12 seconds different depending upon where you were in the Country.
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 08:53
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Was sitting in an American military eatery in the early 80's, RAFG.
We were chomping away happily on a bench table in the far corner.
Massive person in one of those little hats stands filling the door and screams "Airborne"!.
The assembled, hundreds of 'em, stand up and scream "Fight"!
We were surprised.

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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
Given modern watch technology, it all seems a bit antiquated. My watch sets itself to the correct time on its own. It never needs charging or winding either.
GPS time every time
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 11:11
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Apple time.
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 21:05
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Casio Waveceptor in my case. Even looks like a watch!
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 21:30
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My original solar-powered Casio Waveceptor is still going strong without servicing since 2005.

Significant time differences between pips on FM, DAB and web, Windows time from the web, and that given by my recently-synchronised Waveceptor make it difficult know which to believe.
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 23:25
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Originally Posted by xtp View Post
My original solar-powered Casio Waveceptor is still going strong without servicing since 2005.

Significant time differences between pips on FM, DAB and web, Windows time from the web, and that given by my recently-synchronised Waveceptor make it difficult know which to believe.
What about gps time?
My Ceptor is pretty spot on with the TV and FM Radio, via the aerial rather than the web. Too far in the sticks for DAB. My car has a DAB option. On the 12 mile drive to the shops, I get around 4 mins of audio, the rest is no signal!
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Old 3rd Apr 2022, 16:27
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Timelord - ex GRs actually…

BEagle - to be “Uhmerkan” it would be “Oorah” for the Corps. The proposal of “Hoorah” would be more like Bertie Wooster (probably apt, in this case!).

Finally, why do folks think it’s alright to photograph a screen on a classified computer (all right, it’s only OFFICIAL) and then wonder why the Military Rozzers start to get excited and want to ‘feel their collar’. All a bit naive really, isn’t it? If you want to spread rumour there is no need to take a photo of it, making a pretty pants attempt to redact it and then leave some of the names in the distro list!
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