[UK-CONTEST] Phonetics

tom wylie thomaswylie at sky.com
Thu Apr 15 00:57:03 PDT 2010

When I was in the polis in Glasgow we had a new civilian radio operator 
just fresh out of college.  One day one of our boys in blue sent a 
frantic message back to control
"Look out requested for a dar blue Audio motor car reg Number   blah 
blah  blah."

Our new operator managed to rebroadcast the message verbatim, but in her 
computer screen she typed

"Look out requested for a dark blue NODDY motor car.................

Took her years to live it down!!


Paul_group wrote:
> On 13/04/2010 22:26, Ian White GM3SEK wrote:
>> David Ferrington, M0XDF wrote:
>>>>   Anyone got any other suggestions for X-ray other than
>>>> Zeeloffono?
> After I had just commissioned one of the first VHF police radio systems 
> in the UK, the operators were told to use "proper radio procedure" - 
> anyone having read the ascent of Rumdoodle will appreciate that comment..
> Anyway, whilst clearing up the tools and casually listening to traffic I 
> heard the following:
> Observing a car being driven at speed from a railway station car park, 
> the bobby called into the control room, requesting all officers to be on 
> the lookout for a car registration TBJ 145 which he believed to be stolen.
> The inspector jumped to the desk and grabbed the microphone and tore a 
> strip off the bobby for not using phonetics.
> The poor bobby replied in a rather shaky voice.. erm sorry .. thats 
> Tango Bango Jango....

I am fully aware that my youth has been spent
That my get up and go - has got up and went
But I really dont mind when I think with a grin
of all the great places my "get up" has been!

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