Some Great Australian Airforce Slang words
Hi guys and thanks for all the Airforce slang words that have been sent to us. I am sure a hell of lot more slang words are out there so if you no some more email them to us and we can up date the list.
Bagger – Air Force term for a married member living off-base. Refers to ‘brown-bagging’ meals from home instead of eating in the Mess
Bang Seat – Ejection Seat
Bird Bath – Also refers to the airfield spray system used to wash salt residue from maritime patrol aircraft.
Boggy – Short for bograt, the slang term for a Pilot Officer (the most junior commissioned Air Force Officer rank).
BOHICA – Bend Over, Here It Comes Again. Often heard when one is about to be ‘shafted’ with an unpleasant task.
Drabs – Air Force Tropical Dress which replaces Service Dress (see Blues) in tropical areas
Flight Lewie – Nickname for Flight Lieutenant, Air Force Junior Officer rank.
Flogg Off – Spoken abbreviation for Flying Officer (FLGOFF), Air Force Junior Officer rank.
Ginger beers – Member of the Royal Australian Engineers Corps or RAAF flight engineers.
Go Fast – Unit or other baseball cap worn by RAAF members
Spook – RAAF Intelligence Officers.
Zoom bag – Flying suit.