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Offline Clarkey

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Yellowknife Tasking CTR OP??? Any Idea?
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:51:18 »
Hey Folks,

A Sig Buddy of mine just got tasked to Yellowknife to help with a 3 week exercise in Yellowknife. It said he would be a CTR OP. The problem is no one here at the unit from the top down has any idea what a CTR OP is/does. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Yellowknife Tasking CTR OP??? Any Idea?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 13:16:17 »
Hey Folks,

A Sig Buddy of mine just got tasked to Yellowknife to help with a 3 week exercise in Yellowknife. It said he would be a CTR OP. The problem is no one here at the unit from the top down has any idea what a CTR OP is/does. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Clarkey

The only thing I can think of is 'Close Traget Recce Observation Post/ Operator', but that may be unlikely given that it's a sigs tasking....

By the way, 'guess the acronym' is a fun game, best played when bored on long OPs to stop you from going crazy... ;D
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Re: Yellowknife Tasking CTR OP??? Any Idea?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 13:55:38 »
The Defence Terminolgy Bank has two entries for CTR:

"Controllable twist rotor" and "close target reconnaissance".

Termium has a few others as well, but they are not applicalbe in this cast (unless the Op involves a time machine and a visit 1911 and to the company that preceded IBM, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company - implausible, but a jammy go for anyone in the Sigs community)

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Re: Yellowknife Tasking CTR OP??? Any Idea?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 14:43:25 »
Yeah, I got that Close Target Recce one, but like you say I do not think it applies to this situation. Anyone else with an idea? :-\

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Re: Yellowknife Tasking CTR OP??? Any Idea?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 14:47:24 »
I looked up the tasking in CFTPO for Yellowknife.  He is going as a Comm Ctr Op i.e. Communication Centre Operator which would be consistent with his Sigs occupation.

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Re: Yellowknife Tasking CTR OP??? Any Idea?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 14:56:28 »
Thanks A Bunch that sounds about right. May I ask where you found the details on the tasking?

Clarkey

edit: nevermind found it on baseline. Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2009, 15:00:27 by Clarkey »