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Offline Radop

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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2005, 13:27:47 »
When I worked at 2 CER (a long time ago) they had a sig section, which was part of RHQ troop. It wasn't just radops either, there were some young (and not so young) sappers employed as sigs. The same way that all of the other combat arms units do it.

Sigsguy is exactly right.  Most of the combat arms units use there own people to fill in the shortage of sig pers to the units.  During war, the war establishment and TO&E gets upgraded to war strength and recruiting or conscription would happen to get up to those numbers.
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2005, 19:08:33 »
In peace time the manning is around seven but goes up to 22 for wartime establishment.   That's a troop.

Hmmmmmmmmmm so in reality then, there hasn't been a troop since the Korean War???

That's what I thought!
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2005, 16:09:55 »
Hmmmmmmmmmm so in reality then, there hasn't been a troop since the Korean War???

That's what I thought!

Then there must not have been a regiment since then either? ;)

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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2005, 18:28:39 »
Then there must not have been a regiment since then either? ;)

I wish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had a div HQ with only 50K in the total forces.  Was that required.  I worked that monstrosity of a CP so I definitely have an opinion on that.
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2005, 14:18:31 »
hey rhino.... Dont let any of this sig crap discourage you because being a sig at the Bde level Sig Sqn is the coolest job I've ever had ( and I've had many!). I just signed my second BE and I have already been to Kabul for Roto 0 and have had the chance to take tons of courses. We do everything from comm's exercises to patrol exes (2 this year). It's the best of both worlds (combat arms/support).  :cdn:
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2005, 10:56:13 »
Hey guys, thanks for all the info, I think sig ops will be my first choice. BTW what are the chances of a posting to Edmonton?
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2005, 18:49:59 »
Hey guys, thanks for all the info, I think sig ops will be my first choice. BTW what are the chances of a posting to Edmonton?

Edmonton is the priority for postings from the school right now but in the year and a half that it takes to get qualified (basic, SQ, and QL3s) that may change.  I would say that in the next two to three years it will remain high though.
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2005, 09:42:36 »
If you want to go that bad, kick your SSM in the nutz.  You would get "priority posting" from no matter where you are! :dontpanic:
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2005, 10:58:13 »
LOL!  ;D
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2005, 21:43:01 »
If you want to go that bad, kick your SSM in the nutz.   You would get "priority posting" from no matter where you are! :dontpanic:

Yeah, thats one way of getting there and then I will be the lofty rank you hold, lol.  Sorry but I like the chevrons and leaf I have and don't plan on giving any back.

By the way, I'm telling John W. and OB your bugging me on line and then ME so she will beat you every day for 6 mos.  Live with that eh!!! :salute:  lol
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2005, 08:56:00 »
Yeah, thats one way of getting there and then I will be the lofty rank you hold, lol.  Sorry but I like the chevrons and leaf I have and don't plan on giving any back.

By the way, I'm telling John W. and OB your bugging me on line and then ME so she will beat you every day for 6 mos.  Live with that eh!!! :salute:  lol
Excellent, " The floggings will continue until the Pte's morale increases!"...Oh yeah RADOP.  Don't actually do that.  The part of Edmonton you will go to, wou dont wanna be there.  Gonna end up polishing garbage can lids for you're right to speak.
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2005, 18:03:53 »
Excellent, " The floggings will continue until the Pte's morale increases!"...Oh yeah RADOP.   Don't actually do that.   The part of Edmonton you will go to, wou dont wanna be there.   Gonna end up polishing garbage can lids for you're right to speak.

You polish the toilets made of brass and you have to polish you boot polish can as well.  I have a few friends that have graduated from DB in Edmonton.
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2005, 20:01:32 »
Ouch,
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2005, 20:18:17 »
hey rhino.... Dont let any of this sig crap discourage you because being a sig at the Bde level Sig Sqn is the coolest job I've ever had ( and I've had many!). I just signed my second BE and I have already been to Kabul for Roto 0 and have had the chance to take tons of courses. We do everything from comm's exercises to patrol exes (2 this year). It's the best of both worlds (combat arms/support).   :cdn:

Yea you guys had so much fun setting up that field kitchen for the last ex.

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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2005, 20:53:55 »
So how is roto 4 training going or are you staying in the rear with the gear?
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2005, 21:38:45 »
If youre talking to me, Roto 3/4 actually, its goin good. slow right now but im sure its gonna pick up.
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2005, 09:02:03 »
I was actually talking to meniOn as I could just walk over to E-30 to ask you how sitting in the canteen is going, lol.   By the way, I talked with ME, and she agrees that the hyphon has to go.   Only one name for people deploying overseas, lol.

Not sure how all this relates to sigop, infanteer with a radio, but lets carry on.
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2005, 09:19:55 »
Training didn't start yet. Was told I'm slated to go, I believe it starts end of may when TFK stands up.

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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2005, 11:11:15 »
I was actually talking to meniOn as I could just walk over to E-30 to ask you how sitting in the canteen is going, lol.   By the way, I talked with ME, and she agrees that the hyphon has to go.   Only one name for people deploying overseas, lol.

Not sure how all this relates to sigop, infanteer with a radio, but lets carry on.

Oh I enjoy the cheery banter, carry on- Smithers release the hounds  >:D
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2005, 15:01:06 »
Yea you guys had so much fun setting up that field kitchen for the last ex.

Sorry sonny but I have never had the pleasure of setting up a field kitchen.   :dontpanic:
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Re: Sig op- Infantry man with a radio?
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2005, 20:39:46 »
But you sure enjoyed the rewards from one being set up.  lol.  I like the food from any Cnd Cook.  We are definitely spoiled in the field.
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