Historic aviation quiz: 1940s RAF slang

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Question 1 of 10

What would you have done if you’d ‘had a prang’?

Drank a cup of tea
Smoked a cigarette
Crashed an aircraft
Had an encounter with a lady of the night

Question 2 of 10

What does it mean if the C/O ‘gave you a rocket’?

Been given a promotion
You’ve had a right old telling off
Been awarded a medal
Been given a special mission

Question 3 of 10

What is a ‘line shooter’?

An air gunner
A navigator
A fighter pilot with five or more kills
Someone who brags or boasts

Question 4 of 10

Why would you say someone was ‘pickled’?

They’d ditched in the sea
They’d been grounded
They were drunk
They’d been demoted

Question 5 of 10

What would you say if you were about to engage the enemy?

Tally Ho
Get ‘em boys

Question 6 of 10

What would you call ‘a piece of cake’?

The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea
A large cloud formation
Something that’s dead easy
A really good aircraft

Question 7 of 10

What would be the formation if you were asked to fly in line abreast?

Fly in a line across from the leader
Line up behind one another
In a section of three
Attack at will

Question 8 of 10

What would you do if instructed to ‘pancake’?

Fly straight and level
Drop a bomb
Fly in a circle
Land at base

Question 9 of 10

What is the ‘meat wagon’?

The NAAFI truck
An ambulance
A petrol bowser
The C/O’s car

Question 10 of 10

What would you do if told to ‘go through the gate?

Fly in a finger-four formation
Fly through some cloud
Use emergency power on the throttle
Request some leave

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0 > 25% Probably best you don't say anything my old fruit…

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26 > 50% Hey chaps, what's wrong with the Wing Co's banter?

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51 > 75% I say, you really know your onions!

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76 > 100 % Absolute bang on. Wizard show!