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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


Sneaky Beaky
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A member of Special Forces or the SBS

Sods opera
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A show put on by soliders or sailors to entertain themselves

Soup Jockey
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Officers steward or ward room attendant (RN)

SP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Self Propelled or Start Point

Spit and polish parade
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Parade inspection by CO or an ACO

Sprog
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A recruit or someone who has newly passed out and is new to a unit

Sqn
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Squadron

Squaddie
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Slang Word For A Soldier

Squaddie shuffle
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A dance that only soldiers know, often done in the NaaFI and not in public

Square bashing
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] (marching) drill on the square or parade ground

SSM
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Surface to Surface Missile

SSVC
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Services Sound and Vision Corporation

Stab
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Stupid Territorial Army B**tard. Offensive

Staffy
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Staff Sergeant

Stagging On
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] On Guard Duty

Steffi Graf
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Leyland Daf 4 Tonner lorry

Stick Man
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] RSM

STOL
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Short Take Off and Landing

Stripey
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Sergeant

TA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Territorial Army

TAB
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Tactical Advance to Battle: typically a long march with weight and wearing your boots

Tac
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Tactical

Taxi-driver
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] instructor at a school of air navigation (RAF)

TBT
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Tank Bridge Transporter

TCP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Traffic Control Post

TCV
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Troop Carrying Vehicle

Teeny Weeny Airways
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Army Air Corps

Tgt
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Target

Tin basher
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] metal worker (RAF)

Tk
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Tank

TMA
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Troop Manoeuvre Area

To Chance One’s Arm
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To take a risk (RN)

To Chew the Fat
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To have a chat or to talk a lot (RN)

Toms
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Young soldiers

TOT
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Time On Target

Tp
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Troop

Tpt
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Transport

Troopy
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Troop Leader

Tubes
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Mortars

Turn up the wick
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Open the throttle

Uckers
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A game loosely based on ludo (RN)

UKMF
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] United Kingdom Mobile Force

Umbrella
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] parachute UNPROFOR – United Nations Protection Force Unclass – Unclassified

UNPROFOR
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] United Nations Protection Force

UXB
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Unexploded Bomb

VCP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Vehicle Check Point

Veh
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Vehicle

Visiting card
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] bomb (RAF)

VP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Voice Procedure

Wardroom
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Officers mess on board ship or in a naval establishment (RN)

Weather guesser
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The met officer on board ship, also known as Professor Fog (RN)

Wedges
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Royal Engineers

Willy Wocker
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Chinook Helicopter

WIMP
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Whinging Incompetent Malingering Person

Winger
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A close friend (RN)

Wooden Tops
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Brigade of Guards

Woofers
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters

Wooly pully
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] The green issue jumper

WREN
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A female sailor

WREN Repellent
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Aftershave (shame, mockery!)

WRVS
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Women’s Royal Voluntary Service

Yaffle
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To eat (RN)

Yaffling Spanners
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Knife, Fork & Spoon

Yellow peril
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] training aircraft (RAF)

Yomp
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To force march with a heavy load

Yoyo
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A young officer in training (RN)

Zeds
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] To get some sleep

Zulu
[Naval Acronyms and Slang] Greenwich meantime, also Z company, 45 Commando Royal Marines (RN)