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Old 10 January 2014, 06:09 PM
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"Barracks room lawyer" - a soldier who gives shady advice to his peers on how to game the system
I met several of those types. One of them actually became a lawyer.


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So, to not alienate anyone, I always add this into my introduction:

If I say something like, "The BSM told the BSM to get the QL3s onto the MLVW and down to the BQ to draw their C7s and get to RR1 to do their TsOET prior to conducting PWT3 with Night Sup", and you don't understand me, throw something at me.
It's been 24 years since I was in the CF, but I know some and can guess at others:

BSM - Base Sergeant-Major
BSM - did you mean to use a different acronym the second time?
QL3s - sounds like a trade qualification course
MLVW - Medium Logistics Vehicle, Wheeled - aka "duece and a half"; spent many hours riding around in the back of one
BQ - Base Quarter Master?
C7 - standard issue rifle
RR1 - a specific location on a base?
TsOET - tests of elementary training
PWT3 - Personal Weapons Training?


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As I come across more, I'll throw them out there.
Here is a large list: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Append...military_slang


My girlfriend only recently heard the term SNAFU. It reminded me of some other terms and I found myself explaining the subtle difference between a jug**** and a cluster****.

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Old 10 January 2014, 06:23 PM
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It's been 24 years since I was in the CF, but I know some and can guess at others:

BSM - Base Sergeant-Major Battery Sergeant Major
BSM - did you mean to use a different acronym the second time? Yessir, should have been TSM, for Troop Sergeant Major
QL3s - sounds like a trade qualification course QL3 is Qualification Level 3, or at that time, the basic trades training
MLVW - Medium Logistics Vehicle, Wheeled - aka "duece and a half"; spent many hours riding around in the back of one
BQ - Base Quarter Master? I'm a gunner, so it is all Arty Speak. Battery Quartermaster
C7 - standard issue rifle
RR1 - a specific location on a base? Every base has one. Rifle Range Number 1
TsOET - tests of elementary training You are one of the few that knows that one. Most only know them as TOET.
PWT3 - Personal Weapons Training? Personal Weapons Test
You win full points. This January 19th I hit 26 years in, so you were getting out just as I was finding my feet. Good memory on you!
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Old 10 January 2014, 07:34 PM
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Thanks UEL! The Arty clarification clears things up. I was wondering why the Base SM was involved with the daily training of a trades course.

I thought RR1 might refer to a rifle range but I also thought it might be a variation of the area/building nomenclature such as S-136 or T-147.

Oh, and don't call me "sir"! I work for a living!
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To me, BSM was Battery Sergeant Major. Though I rarely met them; I had an SSM.

Most of the terms in the OP are new to me but I have only had intermittent contact with the Army, or anything along those lines, for a while. ""Hurry up and wait" was a firm favourite, along with ""Secret squirrel" and "Gucci boots".
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I would have thought BSM = Bronze Star Medal.
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