Caption competition: BT recruiting ex-squaddies

Caption competition: BT recruiting ex-squaddies

Summary: BT Openreach, the division of the telecoms company that builds and runs its nationwide network, has announced plans to recruit two hundred ex-armed forces personnel to help roll out fibre-based super-fast broadband.The ex-soldiers will begin their new careers this month, as part of Openreach's mobile engineering workforce.

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BT Openreach, the division of the telecoms company that builds and runs its nationwide network, has announced plans to recruit two hundred ex-armed forces personnel to help roll out fibre-based super-fast broadband.

The ex-soldiers will begin their new careers this month, as part of Openreach's mobile engineering workforce. They will be participating in BT's drive to offer fibre to two-thirds of the country by 2015. It is not clear how many were laid off as part of the massive MoD cuts that are going through at the moment.

Ex-squaddies working for BT Openreach Credit: BT

Here's a shot of some of the ex-squaddies going to work. Any ideas for captions? Prizes will be awarded in genuine kudos only. To start you off, here are a few suggestions from the ZDNet UK team:

"BT and the army take re-trenchment to new levels" (David) "Crack BT fibre squad seeks bigger van" (Charles) "Dig for victory!" (Tom) "Your outages will all be over by Christmas" (Rupert)

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  • "BT special forces storm Virgin compound seeking bearded supremo as Operation Fat Pipe kicks off"
    Charles McLellan
  • What? Your OS hasna been loading? Sorry, we misheard... all back to Herefordshire, chaps. Do you mind if we torch the van on the way out?"
    rupert.goodwins9
  • The foreman concluded that with hindsight, he should have locked the van door before asking for a volunteer.

    or

    A faint odour of NAAFI tea in the far distance had the usual effect.
    AndyPagin-3879e
  • While one man watched for low-flying pigs, the rest were taking no chances.
    Manek Dubash
  • Internet traffic grinds to a halt when BT try the 'hands on' approach to deep packet inspections.
    stubright
  • BT looks to address surge in on-demand streaming of 'The Best of Songs of Praise - uncut'
    wonky_donky
  • Work done, running backwards into a BT van takes a special discipline
    anonymous
  • The war on terror over, they take on the war on horror, otherwise known at Openreach
    Common cents-03456
  • I only told you to blow the bloody doors off.
    anonymous
  • Telecom Smurfs run in fear after Gargamel lures them into van with promise of long dangly toy.
    anonymous
  • No, men, this is Abbotsbury, not...
    JelMin
  • Jane ensures Adam's stag night will be legendary
    JelMin
  • BT finally authorize Osama Bin Laden's super fast fibre broadband installation.... but as usual they miss the appointment by several days
    anonymous
  • BT's new policy to live, breath and eat - Fibre, proves a little too much for its recruits.
    tabletpc-303d7
  • It's bigger on the inside...
    Noanswer
  • Well done BT and ex - squaddies. Getting super-fast fibre into your homes is good for our wellbeing lots of fibre keeps us regular.
    susan111-5c061
  • You lot protected our country now your protecting our broadband . BIG BT STYLE
    rich123-ab8d4