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A Dictionary Of Raf Slang

Author : Eric Partridge
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Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being a half-pint hero and discover the gloriously funny slang which was part of everyday life in two world wars. Passion-killers: Airwomen's service knickers, whether twilights (the lighter, summer-weight variety) or black-outs (the navy-blue winter-weights). A wise directive has purposely made them as unromantic in colour and in design as a wise directive could imagine. Thanks to the work of Eric Partridge in 1945, the hilarious slang of the Royal Air Force during the first two World Wars has been preserved for generations to come. While some phrases like 'chocks away!' have lasted to this day, others deserve to be rediscovered... Beer-lever: From pub-bars, meaning the 'Joystick' of an aircraft. Canteen cowboy: A ladies' man. Half-pint hero: A boaster. One who exemplifies the virtue of Dutch courage without having the trouble of going into action. Tin fish: A torpedo. Umbrella man: A parachutist. Visiting-card: A bomb. Wheels down: Get ready - especially to leave a bus, tram, train. From lowering the wheels, preparatory to landing. Whistled: In a state of intoxication wherein one tends to whistle cheerfully and perhaps discordantly. The Dictionary of RAF Slang is a funny and fascinating insight into the lives of our RAF heroes, in a time gone by.

A Dictionary Of Raf Slang

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 1851455264
Genre : English language
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A Dictionary Of R A F Slang By Eric Partridge

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : OCLC:867889674
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War Speak

Author : Bernard Beadle
ISBN : 095556980X
Genre : English language
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Over 400 different slang expressions collected remembered by Jean and Bernard Beadle (2115686 LACW Beadle JF and 1323197 Cpl Beadle BGF), with help from a band of survivors that remain. Expressions like "Gone for a Burton" lingered on, but others like "Arse End Charlie" and "Battle Bowler" have long since disappeared The book is a dictionary, but it is also a memoir of an era. For those who were not there at the time it is difficult not to think of Richard Todd, Trevor Howard (having a brief encounter) and Kenneth More in those famous black and white movies.

The Raf In 100 Objects

Author : Peter Jacobs
ISBN : 9780750986236
Genre : History
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It was in the closing year of the First World War, on 1 April 1918, that the Royal Air Force was born from the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Since then, the RAF has helped lead the world in the development of aviation and air warfare. From the fighters and bombers of the Second World War, through the early jet age and into modern remotely piloted air systems, the last hundred years’ development has been astronomical, and the human story no less impressive. Here Peter Jacobs gathers the most poignant objects of the RAF’s proud history and displays them together, in full splendid colour, for the first time. Aircraft, memorials, uniforms, equipment, and some items you would never expect – it’s all here, ready to be explored.

Out Of The Blue

Author : Ian William Cowie
ISBN : 0957092806
Genre : Air pilots, Military
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Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author : Jordan Almond
ISBN : 0806517131
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This dictionary gives the intriguing origins of hundreds of everyday words and expressions. Useful for reference and fun just for browsing, Dictionary of Word Origins is also a great way to expand vocabulary and enjoy doing it.

The Raf At 100

Author : Mirrorpix
ISBN : 0750982500
Genre : History
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The Royal Air Force was formed in 1918 to defend the skies over Britain during the First World War and made a major contribution to winning one of the largest and most devastating conflicts of the twentieth century. Yet, when the war ended, its existence as an independent air service came under threat from severe defence cuts and intense scrutiny from some quarters as to whether it was needed at all. The Second World War put paid to all the uncertainty and sealed the RAF's place in the armed services. It has since played a vital role in many large-scale conflicts, as well as in peacekeeping and international aid operations. Celebrating a century of the world's oldest independent air force, The RAF at 100 showcases vivid and evocative images from the Mirrorpix archive that trace the story of the RAF from its earliest days through wartime and peacetime and into the modern age.

Royal Air Force 100 Technical Innovations Manual

Author : Jonathan Falconer
ISBN : 178521084X
Genre : Transportation
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To celebrate the RAF’s first 100 years, this Haynes Manual showcases the top 100 technical innovations that have been used and/or devised by the Service over the past century--some large like the variable geometry (or swing) wing, and others that were small but still vital like the dambusters’ hand-held wooden triangulation bomb sight--and describes how they worked.

The Beaut Little Book Of New Zealand Slang

Author : H. W. Orsman
ISBN : 0143009958
Genre : English language
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It's a well-known fact that Kiwis have their own way of talking, and without a guide you can easily come a greaser. Have a gink at this beaut little book, and you won't need to feel a nong any more. In fact, you'll be away laughing. You can put a ring around that!

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