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Old 31st Jan 2019, 08:24
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On accents, I noticed how among officer aircrew any accents tended to homogenize to one pan accent. I put this down to the size of the aircrew cadre and the limited interaction with ORs. In fact where Ops Assistants etc worked predominantly with aircrew their accent, if any, would fade too.

I knew one RO on my nav course who had been encouraged to take elocution lessons to loose his Brummie accent if he wanted to get on. He did and retired as a sqn ldr. Initially his new accent was rather odd but that changed over time.
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