RAF Slang

RAF Slang Challenge

 RAF Slang Challenge

How well do you know your World War II RAF slang?

Have a look at the lists below.  Can you match the slang words to the definitions? You could even challenge someone to compete against you.

When you think you have got them all right, open the document at the bottom for the answers- no cheating!

SLANG WORDS DEFINITION
Gong

Char

Piece of cake

Second dicky

Scramble

Elsan

Square bashing

Tug

Gone for a Burton

Meat Wagon

Observatory

Mae-west

Scrounge

Queen Mary

Prang

Nursery

Brassed off

The drink

Heat wagon

Tail-end Charlie

Flap

Kite

Happy valley

Fruit salad

Navvy

Goggle Goblin

Mossy

Touch bottom

Pancake

Tally-ho

Umbrella

Silver Sausage

Lady bird

Tangled up in soup

Use you loaf

Plaster

Strafe

Pull your finger out

Bandits

Bogey

Wimpey

Enemy Aircraft

Unidentified Aircraft

Order to take off quickly

Order to return to base

Notification that a pilot is beginning his attack

Medal

Ribbons with the medal

Nickname for a Wellington Bomber

Tea

Use your brain/think about it

Parachute

Aircraft to which gliders were attached

To make a crash landing

To be lost

Rear-gunner

To attack

Training or drill

A Barage balloon

The sea

WAAF Officer

Aeroplane

Ambulance

Fire Engine

Life Jacket

Nickname for a Mosquito bomber

Elementary Training/Flying School

Navigator

To chat/talk

Astrodome on Aircraft

Easy

Crash Landing

To bomb heavily

Hurry up

Hurry up

To obtain illicitly

Reserve pilot on an aircraft

Aircrew nickname for the Ruhr Valley, Germany

Dead

Night-fighter pilot

Panic/excitement

Chemical toilet on an aircraft

Down/Depressed

How do you think you did? You can find the answers here

RAF Slang Challenge- the answers!

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