Phonetic alphabet

Some letters of the alphabet sound the same and sometimes it can be difficult to hear what a person is saying if they are in a noisy place. For this reason police officers use a phonetic alphabet when spelling out words over their radios, which makes it much easier for other people to understand what they are saying.

Game: See how long it takes you to learn the radio alphabet. Once you've learnt it off by heart, try learning it backwards.

A - Alpha
B - Bravo
C - Charlie
D - Delta
E - Echo
F - Foxtrot
G - Golf
H - Hotel
I - India
J - Juliet
K - Kilo
L - Lima
M - Mike
N - November
O - Oscar
P - Papa
Q - Quebec
R - Romeo
S - Sierra
T - Tango
U - Uniform
V - Victor
W - Whiskey
X - X-Ray
Y - Yankee
Z - Zulu

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