These pilot nicknames can quickly identify an aircraft or individual, and they also help to confuse the enemy, who might be listening in on your communications.
Apparently derived from an old music hall song called Archibald, Certainly Not!, Archie was a British military slang word for German anti-aircraft fire. "Candy Bomber" – Gail S.
The only nickname I have heard for the RAF is 'Brylcream Boys' Don't know if the Navy used it though.
 Flying Cigar (The) – a Wellington bomber.
Crash Landing. . Sgt Dave Walker, a serving paratrooper who flew one of the Tiger Moth aircraft alongside veteran RAF pilots, called the anniversary flight a "great honour and a privilege".
3 (Fighter) Squadron, No.
. Arthur Donahue, an American of humbler origins who became an RAF fighter pilot, described himself as “a farm boy” from St.
One of the last surviving "Spitfire Women", who ferried aircraft to the front line in World War Two, has died. Bingo: 1.
Choose operational type: Or search by number: UK Mobile Air Movements Squadron.
. Widomaker – F-104 Starfighter. .
They are (left to right): Pilot Officer Mirosław Ferić, Flying Officers Bogdan Grzeszczak, Pilot Officer Jan Zumbach, Flying Officer Zdzisław Henneberg and Flight-Lieutenant John Kent, who commanded ‘A’ Flight of the. S. The E-3D. Also situated in Westminster Abbey is the Battle of Britain Roll of. .
Apron - Aircraft movement or a parking area.
. Chemical toilet on an aircraft.
Due to many accidents involving this aircraft.
The fighter pilot with the most kills of all time is Erich “Bubi” Hartmann, a German pilot who downed 352 enemy aircraft during World War Two.
Sgt Dave Walker, a serving paratrooper who flew one of the Tiger Moth aircraft alongside veteran RAF pilots, called the anniversary flight a "great honour and a privilege".