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HMForces - Military and Naval Acronyms and Slang
Category: Military and Defence > Naval Acronyms and Slang
Date & country: 10/08/2011, UK
Words: 468


CW
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Chemical Warfare

CWP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Contractor’s Working Party (RAF)

DAA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Divisional Administrative Area

Dabbers
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Common nick name for the Royal Navy’s warfare trades (A bit derogatory!)

Daddy, The
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Senior Instructor or “Sea Daddy” (RN)

DAG
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Divisional Artillery Group

Daisy cutter
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] faultless landing (RAF)

Damager
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] to refer to the Canteen Manager on board (RN)

Darkie
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] system of homing at night on radio bearings provided by base when requested (RAF)

Day Ranger
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Operation to engage air and ground targets within a wide but specified area (RAF)

DCM
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Distinguished Conduct Medal

Dead stick
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] engine failed – e.g. without engine power (RAF)

Debriefing
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] interrogation over mugs of tea

Deck
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To refer to the ground (RAF)

Deck
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Not to be confused with above (RN)

Def
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Defence

DERA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Defence Evaluation & Research Agency

Desert lily
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] urinal made from tin can or some such object

Det
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Detached

DF
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Defensive Fire

Dickey flight
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] a training flight where the pilot experienced problems or a turbulance ridden flight in general for a squaddie

Dig in
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] often referring to making camp, follow by digging a shell-scrap or trench

Dig in
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To help oneself to “eat more scram”

Ditch, The
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The Sea (RN)

Div
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Division

DMA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Divisional Maintenance Area

Dml
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Demolition

Dobhi
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] one’s laundry

Dobhi bag
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] one’s laundry bag

Dobhi dust
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Washing powder

Dog-fight
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] aerial scrap (RAF)

Doofer
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A thingy or a bit that goes on something

Doss Bag
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Sleeping bag

Drill
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To refer to doing something the correct way or following an unequivocal procedure

Drill
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] also refers to typical marching skills: “Right you ’orrible lot! Lets do some drill!!”

Drome
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] (aerodrome) – an airfield (RAF)

DROPS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Demountable Rack Off Loading & Pick Up System

DS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Directing Staff (also called DiStaff)

DSO
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Distinguished Service Order

DTG
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Date Time Group

Dud
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] weather: when not fit to fly – e.g. bombs/ammunition failed to explode (RAF)

Duff
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Meaning something is broken or malfunctioning – also “not accurate/wrong” – the opposite of “pukka gen”

Duffer
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Someone who is daft or stupid

Ech
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Echelon

EDP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Emergency Defence Plan

Egg
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] a bomb or mine (lay eggs – lay mines) (RAF)

Eight-Up
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A warning to other signalmen that someone senior is approaching (RN)

Emb
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Embarkation

Embark leave
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] embarkation leave given to go overseas

Emerald Toilet, The
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A derogatory name for Northern Ireland EMP – Electro Magnetic Pulse

En
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Enemy

EOD
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Eqpt
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Equipment

ETA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Estimated Time of Arrival

EW
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Electronic Warfare or Early Warning

Ex
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Exercise

FAA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Fleet Air Arm

FAC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forward Air Controller

FC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Fighter Command (RAF)

Fd Amb
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Field Ambulance

FEBA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forward Edge Battle Area

FFI
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Free from Infection

FGA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Fighter Ground Attack

FLET
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forward Location Enemy Troops

FLOT
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forward Location Own Troops

FLT
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Flight (RAF)

Fmm
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Formation

FOB
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forward Operating Base

FOO
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forward Observation Officer

FRG
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Federal Republic Germany

FRT
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forward Repair Team

FTR
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Failed to Return (RAF)

Fullscrew
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Full Corporal in the Army

FUP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Forming Up Point (or Position)

Galley
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The kitchen in a ship (RN)

Gash
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Slang noun or adjective meaning superfluous (RN)

Gash
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] also slang to mean something is rubbish or crap

Gat
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A Gun usually a Rifle

GCA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Ground Control Approach (RAF)

GCHQ
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Government Communications HQ

GDP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] General Defence Plan

Gerry
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A German

Gilby
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Slang name for a WRNS rating (RN)

Glasshouse, The
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The slang name used to refer to a jail, significantly the Military prison in Colchester

GOC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] General Officer Commanding

Gong
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A common name for a campaign medal

GPMG
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] General Purpose Machine Gun

GPS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Global Positioning System

GR
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] General reconnaissance

Grabbies
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Slang name for Soldiers (RN)

Gravel bashing
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To march seemingly inanely round a parade square, also referred to as “square bashing”

Green Slime
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Name for soldiers in the Royal Intelligence Corps (a bit derogatory!)

Green/Bleeds green
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A keen soldier

Greenfly
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The nickname of the British Army Intelligence Corps

Grog
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A slang name for a mixture of rum and water (RN)

Grollies
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Underpants

GROPE
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Ground Operational Exercise

Groundcrew
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] RAF trade not wearing a flying beret

Grunt
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Slang Word For An Infantryman

GTS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Glider Training School (RAF)