An amazing collection of words used by the RAF. Know you erks form your acks?
I found something most interesting here.
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Acc or Trolley Acc: Accumulator (battery) used to start aircraft engines on the ground.
Ack: under the old phonetic alphabet, “Ack” stood for the letter “A”, thus “ack-ack” was “A-A” or anti-aircraft artillery.
Adj.: short form for Adjutant – the administrative assistant to the CO of a squadron.
Air Commode: Air Commodore.
Airscrew: the complete assembly of three or four propellers, hub and spinner.
Aircrew: the men who actually flew the bomber into battle.
A.M.O.: Air Ministry Orders. See “bumph”.
Anchor: one who waits too long to drop by parachute.
Angels: a term used in airborne radio communications. One angel was 1000…
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