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Old 21st Oct 2012, 07:59
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On swapping our US Army exchange officer for a new one, we had to be a bit creative with a nickname for the new incumbent, as we'd called the outgoing one 'Tex', after his home state.

'Caroline' didn't last long.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 08:45
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American exchange guy said his nickname was 'Brains', surname was Schiffer.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 08:48
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Twenty years ago, the Blue Angels visited the Finningley Airshow. I seem to recall that the USMC pilot was Capt 'Fudge' Packer.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 10:50
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I colleague with the nickname 'Basher' - he didn't like it - stated to the crew room, 'If anyone calls me 'Basher', I'll bash them!'. 'Basher' it was!

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Old 21st Oct 2012, 11:09
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When the first of the Nimrods for 51 was delivered to Wyton, it, and the installation team, were put into No 4 hangar. Now this was placed under the nominal control of our line Chief, "Arfur Daley" who had charge of 3 hangar, forever after he was known as "Arfur Twosheds"
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 11:10
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Many years ago a Puma pilot on 33 didn't like being called Beeker. He was so upset that he complained to the Sqn boss. At the next morning prayers the boss admonished those present " Beeker doesn't like being called Beeker so don't call Beeker, Beeker. That ok Beeker?
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 11:17
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A Nav on 43 in the '70's rejoiced under 2 nicknames; "Thrombo"-a floatin clot, and "Wedge", the simplest tool known to mankind.

On 892, Tim Curley was "Shortand".
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 11:28
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A USAF exchange pilot I knew, Capt Deaux, made no attempt to hide his Stateside nickname, which was 'Dil'
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 12:07
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One of my friends in the 90's went under the nickname Sledge.

Why?

In his youth he was always being "pulled by Dogs."

If you are still out there "Hi AT."
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 12:20
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Feel for the guys who have to try and find a plausible explanation to their wife as to how they acquired the nicknames 'Vlad', 'Deviant' or 'Shagger' (that's 3/5ths of a 1990's wandering Herc crew right there!).
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 12:24
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My fave was 'Village'

(as in every village has one!!)
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 12:27
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well there are the classics:

Cyclone - a slow moving depression
Harpic - as he drive your round the bend
Thrush - an irritating c***
Fugly - F'ing Ugly
Arnham - a bridge too far
Milkshake - tasty but think
Seagull - have to throw stones at them to fly
Exorcet - you could see them coming but could bugger all about it to get out the way
Gimlet - a small boring tool
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 12:37
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We had an obnoxious FM who was named Batman as he was always rushing about. A couple of years later we had a union turncoat who sold us out join batman as his deputy and was always seen following him like a pet poodle.
The inventor of the silent cockpit.
As we flew with two FOs we would wait until a calm part of the cruise and start with " ere john have you heard the new joke."
The punch line is "cockrobin - what's the question?"
Ans " what's that up my b*m batman?"
We would then p*ss ourselves laughing over the intercome much to the annoyance of his lordship - we doubted if he ever knew his nickname as we were surprised that he was coordinated enough to learn the handshake to get into management.

Military connection? Ex Nat service...
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 12:39
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Re Beeker

Had the fortune to meet an airline crew down route somewhere who some worked with a captain (the guy named "Beeker"), they were surprised when we said "oh you mean Beeker", to which we had to explain. They of course promised it would be updated back at their base soonest. So he probably is still asking not to be called Beeker now.

We had a crewman who was called "Gimlet" a small boring tool.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 12:46
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Having encountered the Doorslider known as 'Spanky' *ucker, I often wondered about the source of the nickname.

But then again...
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 14:05
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Xenolith, WASALODIE ...

I met said F/O Beeker as he was then ... just the once ... there was more than a passing resemblance as I recall ... and, then, he did "play" to his muppet inspired epithet

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Old 21st Oct 2012, 14:14
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Female Co, known as Emu - big bird, can't fly..
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 15:02
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Pratt Flight Commander who had the last office in the corridor known as Crate. (C**t Right At The End).
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Wealthy but not very bright F/O was Bisto. Rich and thick.
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Old 21st Oct 2012, 15:23
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The ones I liked....

American Chap.....'Slow' Lerner

'Fatal'.....who was in fact 'Fat Al'

I was in a navy crewroom when the squawk box called out "Is Sticky there?" to be answered by 'Seaman Bunn'

I had a name badge with the name 'Ivan A Tincher' on it. This american pilot insisted on calling me Ivan all night. I eventually told him my real name and explained the definition of the badge name...he replied "Oh Yeah!...thats really funny Ivan!"

In civvy street I had an apprentice called 'Bungalow' as he had **** all upstairs.

My favourite is a chap who is still around the bazaars. His surname was 'Cockyn' (sp?).....his knickname was 'Isme' !!!
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