Phonetic Alphabet


A spelling alphabet, voice procedure alphabet, radio alphabet, or telephone alphabet is a set of words used to stand for the letters of an alphabet in oral communication. It is used to spell parts of a message containing letters and numbers to avoid confusion.

Royal Navy (during WW1) U.S. phonetic alphabet (during WW2) NATO phonetic alphabet (since 1956)
Apples Able Alfa
Butter Baker Bravo
Charlie Charlie Charlie
Duff Dog Delta
Edward Easy Echo
Freddy Fox Foxtrot
George George Golf
Harry How Hotel
Ink Item India
Johnnie Jig Juliet
King King Kilo
London Love Lima
Monkey Mike Mike
Nuts Nan November
Orange Oboe Oscar
Pudding Peter Papa
Queenie Queen Quebec
Robert Roger Romeo
Sugar Sugar Sierra
Tommy Tare Tango
Uncle Uncle Uniform
Vinegar Victor Victor
Willie William Whisky
Xerxes X-ray X-Ray
Yellow Yoke Yankee
Zebra Zebra Zulu

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