Callsigns and phonetic alphabet of RAF

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Callsigns and phonetic alphabet of RAF

Post by oinoin » 06 Jan 2007 08:33

Hi,

I'm looking for informations about callsigns used by the RAF squadrons during WWII and the complete phonetic alphabet used to call RAF bombers ( A for Apple, S for Sugar ... ) ...

Many thanks for help and Happy new year everybody !!

Olivier ;)

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Post by Andy H » 06 Jan 2007 15:08

These areWW2 Phonetic callsigns, but I'm wary of saying they are any specific to the RAF.

Able Baker Charlie Dog Easy Fox George How Item Jig King Love Mike Nan Oboe Peter Queen Roger Sugar Tare Uncle Victor William X-ray Yoke Zebra.

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Post by oinoin » 06 Jan 2007 22:03

Many thanks Andy !!

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 07 Jan 2007 09:39

RAF 1942-45 Official phoentic alphabet was:

Apple Beer Charlie Dog Edward Freddy George Harry In Jug/Johhny King Love Mother Nuts Orange Peter Queen Roger/Robert Sugar Tommy Uncle Vic William X-Ray Yoke/Yorker Zebra.

(There were many variations in regard to aircraft identification - one 406 Sqn RAF Beaufighter was "B- Bambi" and its nose art was that character)

The one given by Andy was used by the British Army at that time.

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Post by oinoin » 14 Jan 2007 09:17

Oki... The Army and the RAF didn't use the same code.....
Thank you Edward

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Post by Ostkatze » 17 Jan 2007 01:16

No idea what was "official", but my old man was in the RAF '38-'47 and I can testify with certainty that ( in his polite way ) he notified me MANY times to stop being such a stupid Sugar How Item Tare. Neil.

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