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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by big john » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:59 pm

I have heard it pronounced several times as LAGGER as in the person who insulates pipes and tanks, nothing to do with the fizzy fighting juice.
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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by Noddi3 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:13 pm

I am also glad someone asked as I had been wondering about it.

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by DavieB » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:27 pm

....far too much exitement on this thread.

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by Uncle Sam » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:34 pm

:pop:
With all due respect to everyone on here, I don't think anyone is getting 'excited' about it - I have seen others ask questions elsewhere without getting an answer, so i thought I'd ask it myself as I'm sure I'm not the only one with the query.
I'm not aware of any other callsigns changing recently, like Marham for example as I generally follow tracking sites and not radio transmission.
Anyway, as you were...

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by 114PM » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:53 pm

LAGR was used during the transfer from/to Souda for exercise Iniochos.
During the exercise QID was used.
Hope it helps somebody ;)

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by TeeJay » Sun May 02, 2021 1:31 pm

EGVP wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Just seems to be lots of people needing to know why, but aren't asking the same questions about the new Marham callsigns, for example.
Possibly as Mildenhall aircraft have predominantly almost exclusively used Quid for a long period of time, and suddenly they start using a fresh call sign as well as quid, people bound to wonder why.

Marham is no comparison or relevance.

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by welshandy » Sun May 02, 2021 1:50 pm

Slightly off topic, but saw one the other day for a E4B. If you are a Star Wars fan you will understand. ORDER 66

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by f106dart » Sun May 02, 2021 5:14 pm

Here's an idea. Call the sq and ask them and ask for the spelling as well. As its Quid or Qid and Lagr, Larga, Larger

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by SamP » Sun May 02, 2021 5:57 pm

f106dart wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:14 pm
Here's an idea. Call the sq and ask them and ask for the spelling as well. As its Quid or Qid and Lagr, Larga, Larger
It's Lager :lol:

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by 2e1var » Tue May 04, 2021 6:36 am

Finty wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:48 am
EGVP wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:35 am
martin condon wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:33 am
I believe it is for tanker flight going out to the eastern bloc to meet up with the 48th FW aircraft on TDY there, but I could be wrong.
It may just be a second callsign for the 100th ARW, I'm not sure why everyone is getting so excitable over it.
No ones getting excitable, this is a forum where people can ask questions, is it not? They’re probably just wondering why it’s only been used fairly recently.
Agreed, perfectly reasonable question to ask.
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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by DavieB » Tue May 11, 2021 8:02 am

So after all this no answer really!?

But while we are here what is the origin of QID/QUID?

LAGR/LAGAR you kind of get, but QID?

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by reaper493 » Tue May 11, 2021 8:03 am

Quid - Pound, English currency, USAF Tanker Wing based in the UK?

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by Arthur Tee » Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 am

reaper493 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:03 am
Quid - Pound, English currency, USAF Tanker Wing based in the UK?
Spot on!

Quid 100 pennies - 100 (ARW)

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by DavieB » Tue May 11, 2021 8:39 am

Very good thanks, see why i'm not very good at cryptic crosswords now!

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by Yammer » Tue May 11, 2021 8:49 am

Davie - bear in mind its not "QID" which could sound like "KID" - but QUID - a whole new generation might grow up thinking its "QID"
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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by Seahornet1 » Wed May 12, 2021 7:15 pm

Arthur Tee wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 am
reaper493 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:03 am
Quid - Pound, English currency, USAF Tanker Wing based in the UK?
Spot on!

Quid 100 pennies - 100 (ARW)

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Presumably, 'Quid' was used by the 240th CEF, until Feb 1971...? :whistle:

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by gamecock » Thu May 13, 2021 4:34 am

Nice decimalisation joke for the teenagers there! :D

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by page_verify » Thu May 13, 2021 6:25 am

Arthur Tee wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 am
reaper493 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:03 am
Quid - Pound, English currency, USAF Tanker Wing based in the UK?
Spot on!

Quid 100 pennies - 100 (ARW)

Arthur
Quite a few Americans I've spoken with over the years don't realise that Quid is both the singular and the plural, so say something costs "20 quids" etc.

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by Arthur Tee » Thu May 13, 2021 8:12 am

Seahornet1 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:15 pm
Arthur Tee wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 am
reaper493 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:03 am
Quid - Pound, English currency, USAF Tanker Wing based in the UK?
Spot on!

Quid 100 pennies - 100 (ARW)

Arthur
Presumably, 'Quid' was used by the 240th CEF, until Feb 1971...? :whistle:
I'm old enough to get it! :P

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Re: LAGR and QID callsigns

Post by luxto » Thu May 13, 2021 9:22 am

Use of the "QID/QUID" c/s for Mildenhall tankers predates the Feb'92 activation of the 100thARW at Mildenhall by some years. It was first assigned in the late 80's to Mildenhall's then resident 306th Strategic Wing, which had SAC KC-135's attached to it on TDY from their US bases. When the 100th replaced the 306th in Feb'92 they kept the c/s.

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