I deny any abillity to pass comment.
Only the other day, two visitors asked SWMBO my age. Highlight of the week was that they had significantly underestimated. SWMBO was not amused when I speculated whether, if this trend continues, I might someday get away with saying "of course I married a woman older than myself".
I think I can remember most of the pre 1955 callsigns - Ernie or Gerry might correct me if I've got some wrong..
Able Baker Charlie Dog Easy Fox George How Item Jig King Love Mike Nan Oboe Peter Queen Roger (?) Sugar Tare Uncle Victor Willie Xray Yoke Zebra
A little search brought up the RAF WW2 codes which I really didn't know at all:
Apple Beer Charlie Dog Edward Freddy George Harry Inn Jug/Johnny King Love Mother Nuts Orange Peter Queen Roger/Robert Sugar Tommy Uncle Vic William X-ray Yoke/Yorker Zebra
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<Light bulb> When I worked for a water company, we had radio vehicles with callsigns Aqua How, Aqua Jig, Aqua Baker etc. NOW I know why!
My mother always used to refer to Ack-Emma and Pip-emma, which as a.m. and p.m. must have come from the same radio school (she was in the Civil Defence Corps for years).