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    Intelligence/CIA/FBI/MI5 'alert' call ?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Howard_B, Jan 11, 2015.

    Ok my man is an MI5 agent, and there is a big surveillance of a suspect going on.

    Suddenly the target makes a move to take evasive action and lose them ... What does the surveillance agent who spots it call into his radio ?

    It may be a silly Q but I just can't think of the best word ... "Alert ?"
     
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    "Red panda calling panda control. Bamboo shoot has made an unexpected left turn into Rivendell Terrace. Request backup."
     
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    "Go, go, go."
     
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    So .. apart from the laughs I guess no one has any ideas ... :crazy:
     
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    I think this is something suspects do very often so it should not be a big surprise. If the agent is a professional in his job (surveillance) he would remain calm and simply report what happened.
     
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    That's what my reply was meant to convey. Sorry, Howard_B, I wasn't taking the p!ss, although I did have a bit of fun with the callsigns. (Not as much as in To my Nephew Albert I leave the island what I won off Fatty Hagan in a poker game..."Red Member to Eager Mary")

     
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    I wasn't taking the p*ss either. If the man was under surveillance they would want to ensure that someone either stayed with him or moved in for an arrest. Calling Go, go, go is a short clear directive.
     
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    No problems chaps ;) Always room for a giggle. The not a surprise thing may apply in some situations I do agree .. but I think not in this one. The go go go thing is a good suggestion, thanks Gawler, though it seems like an end of message thing rather than a beginning of message thing.

    I also had a PM half an hour ago suggesting ""Target is on the run!" "Repeat! Target is on the run!"" which is a v good one.
     
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    You ever played cricket? You don't shout "go" because it sounds too much like "no".
     
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    I've seen some police documentaries where it was explained that they do use "Go! Go! Go!" as it's a simple instruction. Obviously, the police are not ones for playing cricket!
    But "Go! Go! Go!" is an instruction to execute a prepared plan, not a warning that something unexpected has happened.
     
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    But I don't understand how their cricket club functions? They must be getting run out all the time.
     
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    That's why they don't have a cricket club!

    I know that they have football clubs and rugby clubs, and several are (or have been) good athletes...Chris Carter was fringe Olympic team around 1960s, and Shaun Lightman missed out on Moscow 1980 because it would have done his career no good to defy the Government semi-embargo.
     
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    Something like:

    "Control, target turned unexpectedly left down Collishaw Street. Please advise, over."
     
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    "We've been compromised!" :p
     
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    One other thing that I thought of last night.

    "Control, this is [CALLSIGN] (Usually either a code-name, but that's not very British, so assuming SIS would follow British Army communication protocol, military and intelligence callsigns use the phonetic alphabet - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie... etc. and then either a single, or double numeric word to follow.)

    So, with that in mind.

    "Control, this is Alpha-Two. Target has turned left down Collishaw Street, please advise. Over."

    "Roger Alpha-Two. Continue surveillance. Keep at a safe distance. Out."

    EDIT: This is assuming this is a live op, and they want to use coded chatter over the waves to prevent interception of messages, and breaches in security.
     
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    Thanks Hawky. Some nice stuff there :)
     
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    No problem mate. One more thing, all radio communications should end with "Over", if the sender is finished sending that message, and is waiting for confirmation and/or instruction from the recipient. Or, if the recipient has nothing else to say, then the communication would end with "Out." - Thereby signifying that the conversation is over, and all has been received.
     
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    Never ever use the term 'over and out' as this is wrong. It's either 'over', or 'out'. Such terms are only used when the communication is, by nature, in one direction at a time. They would not be used in a mobile phone conversation.
     
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    ► 1:16► 1:16
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJCfUm21BsI

    Here is an example of how it should be used.
     
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    Brilliant :D
     
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    I assume these guys would have a code for evasive action and that such evasive action was planned for. For example, the suspect runs down a specific street toward a tunnel. Those planning the operation may have figured this the most likely route for the suspect to take to throw off his pursuers. Something like "Command (or whatever call sign) this is Charlie-Six. Code Goliath...suspect is taking evasive action number two."

    Unless this is a hasty surveillance based on intelligence just recently obtained. In THAT situation I'd assume everything would be more hectic, and the "plan" is more likely to break down to unexpected actions or threats.

    You can trust me on this. I've run so many black ops for my government (since you can't hear me, that oozes with sarcasm =p )
     

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