Temporarily Leaving the Circuit
When you are relieved by another phone talker, you must
request permission to change phone talkers:
Bridge After Steering. Request permission to change phone
If you need to exchange a set of faulty phones for a good set,
you must request permission to change phones:
Bridge Combat. Request permission to change phones.
Once you have been given permission to go off the circuit
and your relief rejoins the circuit, the new phone talker reports,
Bridge Combat. Back on the line.
What must you do before leaving the circuit for any
What is the correct phrase you should use to rejoin the
Securing From the Circuit
Before securing from the circuit, you must always get
permission. For example, the fantail asks, Bridge Fantail.
Request permission to secure.
The bridge says, Request permission to secure. Bridge, aye.
The bridge talker gets permission from the OOD for the
phone talker on the
fantail to secure and then says,
Fantail Bridge. Secure.
The fantail talker replies, Fantail, aye. Going off the line.