Use Army Time
Army time is a 24-hour system of telling time — and it’s truly much less complicated than you may suppose. With army time, hours are counted from midnight to midnight, and time is learn in 24-hour intervals somewhat then 12-hour intervals. The day begins at 00:00 (or 12 am), and advances to 1:00 (pronounced “O-one-hundred”) at 1 am. It will get a bit trickier after midday (12 pm is learn merely as 12:00 hours) when as a substitute of reverting again to at least one, the hours proceed chronologically — so 1 pm turns into 13:00 hours. A easy approach to convert to army time within the afternoon is to easily add the time to the quantity 12. Three pm turns into 15:00 hours, and so forth. Many individuals want army time over our customary 12-hour system as a result of it’s extra simple and there’s much less room for error. If you happen to ask somebody to fulfill you at 8:00, there’s no confusion about whether or not that’s within the morning or night time. After all within the army a mistake concerning the time an occasion is to happen can have disastrous penalties, and due to this fact the 24-hour system is crucial.
Different fields resembling aviation, science, drugs, and polar exploration have adopted the 24-hour system for telling time: when intervals of sunshine and darkness can prolong for so long as 24-hours, it may be disorienting and so army time is beneficial. Likewise, inside hospitals it’s of the utmost significance that remedies are administered on time — and so using army time helps decrease errors.
Chelsea Clocks have lengthy been the chosen timepiece of the army (our historical past aboard Naval vessels dates again to 1907) and so a lot of our deck clocks and different timepieces are marked for each customary and army time.
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