The Navy Call List - Military Phonetic Alphabet


A very well known but seldom used list, although if we practice the use of this list in our day to day lives it not only easens our life but avoida a hell lot of spelling errors for instance I am Raj (Romeo - Alpha - Juliet)

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A phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. Spoken words from an approved list are substituted for letters. For example, the word "Army" would be "Alfa Romeo Mike Yankee" when spelled in the phonetic alphabet. This practice helps to prevent confusion between similar sounding letters, such as "m" and "n", and to clarify communications that may be garbled during transmission.
An early version of the phonetic alphabet appears in the 1913 edition of The Bluejackets’ Manual. Found in the Signals section, it was paired with the Alphabetical Code Flags defined in the International Code. Both the meanings of the flags (the letter which they represent) and their names (which make up the phonetic alphabet) were selected by international agreement. Later editions included the Morse code signal as well.
The words chosen to represent some letters have changed since the phonetic alphabet was introduced. When these changes occur, they are made by international agreement. The current phonetic alphabet was adopted in 1957.

Military Phonetic Alphabet

Letter1957-PresentMorse Code191319271938World War II
AAlfa (or Alpha). _AbleAffirmativeAfirmAfirm (Able)
BBravo_ . . .BoyBakerBakerBaker
CCharlie_ . _ .CastCastCastCharlie
DDelta_ . .DogDogDogDog
EEcho.EasyEasyEasyEasy
FFoxtrot. . _ .FoxFoxFoxFox
GGolf_ _ .GeorgeGeorgeGeorgeGeorge
HHotel. . . .HaveHypoHypoHow
IIndia. .ItemInterrogatoryIntInt (Item)
JJuliett. _ _ _JigJigJigJig
KKilo_ . _KingKingKingKing
LLima. _ . .LoveLoveLoveLove
MMike_ _MikeMikeMikeMike
NNovember_ .NanNegativeNegatNegat (Nan)
OOscar_ _ _OboeOptionOptionOption (Oboe)
PPapa. _ _ .PupPreparatoryPrepPrep (Peter)
QQuebec_ _ . _QuackQuackQueenQueen
RRomeo. _ .RushRogerRogerRoger
SSierra. . .SailSailSailSugar
TTango_TareTareTareTare
UUniform. . _UnitUnitUnitUncle
VVictor. . . _ViceViceVictorVictor
WWhiskey. _ _WatchWilliamWilliamWilliam
XX-ray_ . . _X-rayX-rayX-rayX-ray
YYankee_ . _ _YokeYokeYokeYoke
ZZulu_ _ . .ZedZedZedZebra

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