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Title: Prowords
Post by: Sheep Dog AT on March 19, 2015, 15:30:28
Does anyone have a list of prowords ie. Starlight, Sunray etc?  I'm wondering if ammo techs have one.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Terminal on March 19, 2015, 16:28:29
Does anyone have a list of prowords ie. Starlight, Sunray etc?  I'm wondering if ammo techs have one.  Thanks.

SUNRAY ------- Commander
MOONBEAM ---- Chief of Staff
SEAGULL ------ Operations / Adjutant
BOXWOOD ---- General Staff (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)
ACORN -------- Intelligence Rep
MANHOLE ----- Administrative Staff
MOLAR -------- Logistics Staff / Quartermaster
NUTSHELL ----- Q Staff / Equipment Rep
CONROD ------- Air Defence Rep
SPYGLASS ----- Air Reconnaissance Rep
BASEBALL ------ Air Traffic Controller
ATOLL --------- Air Transport Support Operations Rep
HAWKEYE ------- Land Air Rep
IRONSIDE ------- Armour Rep
SHOTGUN ------- Armament Officer
SHELDRAKE ----- Artillery Rep
CRACKER -------- Locating Battery / Arty Intelligence Rep
HOLDFAST ------ Engineer / Airfield Construction Rep
FORTUNE -------- Forward Air Controller
GLOWWORM ----- Ground Liaison Officer
FOXHOUND ------ Infantry Rep
STARLIGHT ------ Medical Rep
CONTRACTOR ---- Movements Staff
RICKSHAW ------- Ordinance Rep
WATCHDOG ------ Provost Rep
BLUEBELL -------- Electrical / Mechanical Engineering Rep
PRONTO --------- Signals Rep
PLAYTIME ------- Supply and Transport Rep
METEOR --------- Meteorological Rep
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Sheep Dog AT on March 19, 2015, 16:36:31
Thanks. So nothing for ammo techs then.  :(
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: dapaterson on March 19, 2015, 17:17:05
Thanks. So nothing for ammo techs then.  :(

RICKSHAW looks appropriate.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Sheep Dog AT on March 19, 2015, 17:26:15
Especially in Shilo
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Eye In The Sky on March 19, 2015, 18:25:44
http://jcs.dtic.mil/j6/cceb/acps/acp125/
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Blackadder1916 on March 19, 2015, 18:37:43
Pedantic, yes, but I spent too many hours in vans with headphones on.


RICKSHAW ------- Ordinance Rep

Ordinance? Proword Radio Appointment Title for JAG?

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or·di·nance /ˈôrd(ə)nəns/

noun

1. North American
a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority.
"a city ordinance banned smoking in nearly all types of restaurants"

2. an authoritative order; a decree.
synonyms: edict, decree, law, injunction, fiat, command, order, rule, ruling, dictum, dictate, directive, mandate 


Or perhaps you meant Ordnance
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ord·nance  /ˈôrdnəns/

noun: ordnance

1. mounted guns; artillery.
synonyms: guns, cannon, artillery, weapons, arms, ammunition;

2. a branch of the armed forces dealing with the supply and storage of weapons, ammunition, and related equipment

Come to think of it, in these days of legalistic ROE intensive battlefields, why isn't there a proword an appointment title for Judge Advocates.  Ambulance Chaser?  Over. (now that's a proword)


http://jcs.dtic.mil/j6/cceb/acps/acp125/

It lists prowords, but the only reference to radio appointment titles is:
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216. RADIO APPOINTMENT TITLES
Radio appointment titles are not codewords. They may be authorised for combined,
national or joint working as required. With the exception of SUNRAY and SUNRAY
MINOR, which may be used for the Commander and second-in-command on Marine,
Army and Air Force tactical nets, appointment titles are not normally used.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Eye In The Sky on March 19, 2015, 18:45:16
I thought 125 had both arm indicators and appointment titles in it.   I must be starting to lose it.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Blackadder1916 on March 19, 2015, 18:59:01
I thought 125 had both arm indicators and appointment titles in it.   I must be starting to lose it.

So did I and was already reviewing the same site before you posted, then realized it wasn't the CANSUPP-1.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Terminal on March 19, 2015, 19:56:21
Last one I trained on was the ACP 125 Cansup B.

Probably have an old copy stored somewhere but I think they are on a newer version, Cansup F.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Fishbone Jones on March 19, 2015, 20:45:37
I just remember it as the brown book in the CP.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Beadwindow 7 on March 19, 2015, 20:58:49
Current edition in use is CANSUP C, which does have both arm indicators and appointment titles, including two new ones that were not included in CANSUP B. I still keep a copy of CANSUP B, because C dropped the Regimental and Brigade fixed Callsign annexes.

Last I looked, CANSUP C couldn't be found electronically, and F was for Allied comms.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Ludoc on March 19, 2015, 21:22:09
Last one I trained on was the ACP 125 Cansup B.

Probably have an old copy stored somewhere but I think they are on a newer version, Cansup F.

The Allied Communication Publications are a series of international military communication standards produced by a committee 5 English speaking nations. http://jcs.dtic.mil/j6/cceb/acps/ (http://jcs.dtic.mil/j6/cceb/acps/)

Of those publications, ACP 125 is concerned with Radio Telephone Procedure (voice procedure) and is at version "F".

In addition to those we produce a Canadian Supplement (CANSUPP) adding further direction for our operators. CANSUPP-1(C) is the current version of this publication and was produced in 2009, replacing 1(B) which was first published in 1984 (So, don't expect any updates in the near future.)

Among other things 1(C) adds the following appointment titles:
SKYPILOT for the Chaplain Representative
SKI DOO for the UAV Representative

CANSUPP 1(C) is available electronically but only over DWAN.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Sheep Dog AT on March 19, 2015, 22:02:10
I don't suppose you have a DWAN link?
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: PuckChaser on March 19, 2015, 22:03:57
I can email you the PDF tomorrow if you pm me your dwan email.
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Sheep Dog AT on March 19, 2015, 22:53:59
Done
Title: Re: Prowords
Post by: Loachman on May 20, 2015, 11:53:36
SKI DOO for the UAV Representative

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