RAF Slang

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  1. Hi. I was wondering what are some slang terms fighter pilots use for veterans and rookies?
  2. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    veterans and rookies are Americanisims

    RAF use same as army - Old **** and Oi you get ere.
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  3. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Slum accomodation - "ah say it's only got four stars"
    Push out and dominate ground - only just able to see the main gate in the rear veiw mirror.
    Fitness freak - spotted walking to work.
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  4. so for rookies its "oi you get eres"
  5. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Nobody uses the phrase rookies mate
    Once you arrive it tends to be oi get ere or what's your name.
    Probably best to reply with your surname though.

    But if it's RAF banter your after....

    Monty Python RAF Banter - YouTube
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  6. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Brilliant the way people come on here knowing so little that even their questions are stupid. Try e-goat little boy, you'll find it behind the wheelie bins.
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  7. Get to know "Jankers" mate, it's what you may find yourself doing if you **** up during training and also if you decide it aint for you then they'll stick you on "Pool" Flight, which means picking up casings on the rifle range or assisting in the RTF after the Rocks have been doing weapons instruction and CBRN capability.
  8. Couldn't tell you mate, if God had wanted me to be a fighter pilot, He'd have given me a large watch and a small penis.

    My helmet and helicopter? How kind.
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  9. Always thought that was for Clearance Divers and water operators, in addition to wearing speedo's.
  10. Being nice guys, we always offered to look after the Rolex when they were crewing in for ops
  11. Here's a few for you.

    Mate...... A person with rank
    In the Field......4* Hotel
    Roughers.....3* Hotel
    Hard routine.... 2* Hotel
    Paratrooper..... 2 Sqn
    Warzone...... an exhibition or PR event
    Combat patrol..... Going to the Naafi
    Contact drills..... Photo time
    First parade.....Works social.
  12. While working with some non-flying RAF officers back in the 80's they occaisionally referred to their flying colleagues as the "two winged master race"....

    ....usually with more than a hint of bitterness, jealousy and outright hatred.

    Ppresumably because the flying sort had greater promotion prospects, a much better job than the rest of the scribblies, and always had the best chat up lines ("I fly fast jets" rather than "I fill out paperwork and sit behind a desk").

  13. Special forces- RAF REGT
    Out on the ground- walking to EFFI from cookhouse
    One of the big 3- RAF REGT
    RAF Regt outside BSN-Lost/flying home/R and R
    War is hell- RAF REGT in BSN/KAF/delayed R and R/no bacon in cookhouse.