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Encyclopaedia Bratanica

Aunties
A pub hidden behind the Princess Mary's Hospital. (Wellhead Inn)
Astra
Camp cinema, very popular with brats.
Bed Tipping
The act of overturning a bed, preferably whilst still occupied.
Bintgirl
(deriv. Arabic - girl, daughter)
Boggies
National Service airmen.
Bull night
Barrack rooms cleaning
Bumper
Heavy weighted brush, used for polishing the centre deck.
Bunk
Single rooms in barrack blocks. There were two per barrack room:
an inside and outside bunk. They were normally occupied by NCO Apprentices.
Camp bicycle
A local 'friendly' lass.
CC
Jankers - confined to camp. A punishment meted out to recalcitrant brats in preferred measures - e.g. 3, 7, 14 days.
Court School of Dancing
Place in centre of Aylesbury where many apprentices learnt how to dance before going to Hazels or the Town Hall to pick up the girls.
DTTP
Days to pass out parade.  Usually displayed on the NAAFI dartboards.
F000
Toilet paper
F1250
RAF Identity Card
F295
Leave Pass
F252
Disciplinary charge form
F700
Aircraft maintenance sign-off form before it became computerised in the early 60s.
Fairies or Gash Trades
'Endearing' term used by Airframes/Armourers/Engines for the electrical/electronic trades: Electrical and Instruments.
Gash
Rubbish
Gen
Knowledge
Genning-up
Revision
God slot
The Padre's session during general service training.
Irons
Knike, fork and spoon on which service number was stamped.
Mega
A Very large number.
Nuffield Centre
A popular Services club among Apprentices in London.
Pimple
A grass patch on top of the hill overlooking Henderson-Groves square. A popular place for brats to climb up to and survey the world.A grass patch on top of the hill overlooking Henderson-Groves square. A popular place for brats to climb up to and survey the world.
Pit
Bed
Plumbers
Armourers
Polish Avenue
Avenue to the main road at the rear of 2 Wing named in commemoration of the Polish WW2 apprentices.
Posbie
A "tight" or mean person, derived from POSB(Post Office Saving Book).
Reestie
Dirty, Filthy
Rook
Any entry newer than your own entry.
Rook Baiting
Commandeering a "rook" to take part in the NAAFI games. Usually by the Senior Entry on xxx DTPP).
Rothchilds Temple
An area within the grounds of Halton House. Supposedly used for witchcraft practices.
Shreddies
Drawers cellular
Skates Alley
Short cut through woods to 2 wing behind HG Guardroom.
Slim Turner
One of the more humane RAF Policeman at the Henderson-Groves guardroom. He ran the Station broadcasting service.
Snag
Leading Aircraft Apprentice
Snoops
RAF Police
Snowdrop
RAF policeman
Tank
NAAFI - supplier of Nelson cakes and other delicacies.
Yonks
A long period of time.
Zob, Zobbit
National Service Officer (Schools)

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