Originally Posted by Blackroady
I was 24 hours out ! Whats 'Zulu' time then - whats DST , GMT & BST compared to UTC ?
UTC = Coordinated Universal Time
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time
Z = Zulu time
all are the same thing in terms of "time zone". I think there are some very subtle distinctions relating to how we "measure" time, but to you and me - its the time in London during "winter".
DST = Daylight Saving Time
BST = British Summer Time
DST is the concept that during some months of the year we manually shift the time zone to better suit our "working lifes" and supposedly to reduce the number of road accidents.
BST is local time in London during the "summer", it is used in the UK as the convention for DST. Different time zones use different DST's - most add an hour, but the start and end dates are different in different countries.
BST = UTC+1 e.g. 0900 BST = 0800 UTC
the military abbreviated time zones to single letters - and defined UTC/GMT as Z.
Can I have whole new thread for this ?