abbreviated service messages, the BT is not used
except when a date-time/time group is employed.
The textual format of Navy messages is designed
to make the messages easily readable yet keep them
concise to conserve time and facilities so that all
necessary messages can be sent. The text of the
example message in figure 3-2 conforms to the
standard format for plain-language messages. When
processed by the communications center, the text is
placed in the form shown in figure 3-5.
Exempt from the standard format are messages
with very short texts. Examples are tactical messages
and pro form messages using a firmly established
format, such as standard reporting-type messages
Figure 3-5.Plaindress message processed by the communications center.