There were a number of codes used within the RAF, not now under the official secrets act, some of which are included. In addition Allied air forces may have their own nicknames for British or British built aircraft, as did the enemy.
It is followed by a list of nicknames of aircraft used by, or familiar to, the RAF. For example, the Luftwaffe called the Sunderland flying boat Der fliegende Stachelschwein ("The Flying Porcupine").
In addition some terms have come into common parlance such as " I pranged the car last night".
Other slang was used by British and Empire air forces.
The following is a comprehensive selection of slang terms and common abbreviations used by the RAF from before World War II until the present day; less common abbreviations are not included.
Often common colloquial terms are used as well by airmen, as well as less savory ones.
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