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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: Wendi on January 20, 2008, 10:13:05 PM

Title: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: Wendi on January 20, 2008, 10:13:05 PM
As I am sure some of you already know

"I 'ate Acronyms  ;D

Anyone do N C & C for me ???

Wendi  :)
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: slob on January 20, 2008, 10:18:23 PM
According to Google it's "National Command and Control" - does that fit the context?

Dave
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: sitush on January 20, 2008, 10:51:39 PM
If such a thing existed in 1917, then yes. Wendi was posting for me, y'see.

What about "R.M.B." ? Any ideas on that - guy was on a ship in same year. Wendi suggested Royal Marines Band but I'm not too sure.

I've also come across a curiosity of a Manchester Regiment solider who was serving (per AVL) with the Herring Fleet at that time. Weird.
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: harribobs on January 20, 2008, 10:54:51 PM

I've also come across a curiosity of a Manchester Regiment solider who was serving (per AVL) with the Herring Fleet at that time. Weird.

3rd or 4th battalion no doubt
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: sitush on January 20, 2008, 10:59:29 PM

I've also come across a curiosity of a Manchester Regiment solider who was serving (per AVL) with the Herring Fleet at that time. Weird.

3rd or 4th battalion no doubt

??
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: mack on January 21, 2008, 09:02:06 AM
hes stationed at herring fleet
mack
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: Wendi on January 21, 2008, 09:12:16 AM
Mack !  you mean it's a place  ::)

Any idea on N C & C ?  also what about R. M. B ?

Wendi  :)
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: harribobs on January 21, 2008, 09:40:57 AM
herringfleet
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: mack on January 21, 2008, 10:30:54 AM
NC &C is northern command centre
RMB is most probably a typing error by the transcriber,its probably RMA,they served in X+Y turrets on all capital ships of the royal navy.
mack
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: harribobs on January 21, 2008, 10:44:08 AM
well for my 2d...

i still think NCC, Non Combatants Corps is more likely

but it might be an idea if simon gives us the details, to look him up on the MICs and possibly get the definitive answer ;)
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: The Colonel on January 21, 2008, 01:53:05 PM
The Royal Marine Band is RMBS = Royal Marine Band Service.  I was under the impression that H.M. R.M.B. stood for Royal Marine Barracks, as it's painted on the gate of the Royal Marine Barrack entrance here in Deal.

The Colonel
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: sitush on January 21, 2008, 02:14:02 PM
Yes! That sounds more like it, Col. Good stuff.


Mack, "A" is a long way away from "B" on a QWERTY keyboard ... and even further away if a French k/b was being used, so I think it unlikely.

Chris, Carl Dixon, no. 49134. AVL'd at 40 Sherrington St, Rusholme Division. I couldn't find him in MIC or CWGC, but you might.

So, "Herring Fleet" is actually a red herring? Cods wallop!
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: harribobs on January 21, 2008, 02:22:49 PM
no joy on Mr Dixon

a search on the MICs on NC(&)C reveals....................



nothing 8)
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: timberman on January 21, 2008, 07:28:35 PM
The acronym finder wed site gave these, nc&c national command and control. rmb, 1) release medical board, 2) review medical board, 3) ridge marching band !!!!!!!
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: mack on January 21, 2008, 09:04:54 PM
i have checked the register,its carl dixon,NCLC,not NC&C
northern command,labour corps.
mack
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: sitush on January 21, 2008, 09:18:15 PM
Bugger! Didn't spot that even using a magnifier - my copy must be worse than your copy. Thanks anyway, that's one of 'em sorted for sure.
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: mack on January 21, 2008, 09:19:04 PM
this is carl
pte 4830 carl dixon
manchester regt
491847 labour corps
its a bad transcription,they appear to have misread the 8 as a 3,and missed the last number off

mack ;D
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: mack on January 21, 2008, 09:27:02 PM
Bugger! Didn't spot that even using a magnifier - my copy must be worse than your copy. Thanks anyway, that's one of 'em sorted for sure.
dont worry simon,if theres any more that give you any trouble,just bung em on here mate.

mack
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: mack on January 21, 2008, 09:32:41 PM
herringfleet
the 51st and 52nd graduated battalions,manchester regt,were based at herringfleet.
mack
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: mack on January 21, 2008, 09:51:08 PM
herringfleet
the 51st and 52nd graduated battalions,manchester regt,were based at herringfleet.
mack
cpl 13560 harry,reginald alty
manchester regt
herringfleet
14 rowsley ave,levenshulme
i can see his old house from my window.
he doesnt appear to have served overseas.

mack
Title: Re: I 'ate acronyms
Post by: sitush on January 22, 2008, 01:38:19 AM
 ... because his old house does not have a patio, a Moorish-arched 1970w brick gateway or a foreign flag flying from it?  :P

Mack, I'm seriously worried about this, in part for reasons you will be aware of from other discussions. You seem to be picking up clerical errors on a regular basis. That you pick them up is A Good Thing, and that they occurred is inevitable. Also, allowances can be made to present both the error and the reality. BUT I can't work out how you are resolving many of these issues. It's not that I want you to die tomorrow but if you did then, well, we'd lose the secrets of your methods!

The N.C.L.C. is obvious with hindsight & a decent copy of the original (always a help!, but then a bit of legwork would lead anyone to the original if they saw things through - mea culpa. But you seem to have come up with numbers for Carl which neither I nor Chris managed to get. Where did they come from? What is this logical process which, illogically, I'm missing? I'm not entirely stupid, but you are way ahead of me with this sort of thing.

A big issue for a lot of people is that they do not/are not aware of inconsistencies. In my case, on this occasion, I saw one but couldn't move past first base with it. How are you making this leap? I know that some of it is innate (both in terms of suspicion and in terms of knowing the subject in the round) but I'm certainly not a slouch at research and I'd be astonished if Chris is either. I'm not stupid either ... although I can't possibly comment with regard to others as I've not met them   ;)

NB: saying I'm not stupid might be a sign of arrogance, from which much stupidity derives. Ho hum!