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Radio Call Sign: Military Call Signs


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Military Call Signs

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British Army

Finally, the controller of each net has the call sign 0 "zero". There may also be a second controller - either a backup station or a commander who has delegated communication tasks to a signaller but may occasionally wish to speak in person - using the call sign 0A "zero alpha".

Appointment Titles

Earlier systems used a series of appointment titles to identify users and individuals, "Sunray", for instance, referring to the appropriate leader. Titles such as "Sunray" and Sunray Minor are still used. There are several appointment titles, such as "Ironside" which are no longer used by the British Army. Several other armed forces still use appointment titles, including the Australian and Canadian army.
Ser Appointment Title
1 Commander Battalion, Company, Platoon SUNRAY
2 Second-in-command SUNRAY MINOR
3 Adjutant SEAGULL
4 Intelligence Officer ACCORN
5 Quartermaster MOLAR
6 Armour IRONSIDE
7 Artillery SHELLDRAKE
8 Engineer HOLDFAST
9 Signals PRONTO
10 Infantry FOXHOUND

Due to the predictable nature of some of these, such as "SHELLDRAKE", all but SUNRAY and MINOR were removed from use in the British Army.


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