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R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 17:17 BST (UK) »
Looking at some letters of that time, I came across abreviations & some jargon which the recipient of the letters would have immediately understood. Not me however. Can anyone help?
The background are letters from a RAF hospital ward.

G.C.In

Aug O.S.P.

S.I.List

O.A.Pageant

and finally    'puggled'.    Definitely not 'puzzled'   
Thanks for any help. Toby.

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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 September 20 17:29 BST (UK) »
SI List - seriously ill list

Puggled - knackered

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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 24 September 20 17:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks MaxD
                    Seriously sick list fits very well although I still don't know the reason.
Puggled I would never have guessed.
Do you think that  Aug OSP could have anything to do with mail arriving in August?
T


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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 24 September 20 19:08 BST (UK) »
The context very often helps with abbreviations..  Would you like to post the sentences in which the others appear at least ideally with anything that seems to be related.  Was he/she a patient or staff?

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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 September 20 01:02 BST (UK) »
G.C.   - can be abbreviations for two STDs


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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #5 on: Friday 25 September 20 12:54 BST (UK) »
  Here are the contexts. I didn't give them from the beginning as I didn't want to influence free thinking:-

     The Aug O.S.P. has just arrived today for which many thanks. I havenít read it yet just had a look at the pictures and the poems.

      Did you see in the Aeroplane of a fortnight back, the announcement of Basil Embryís engagement  - also Boxall??? Discharged the service as the result of a G.C.In.


     I can just imagine him puggled with joy upon the receipt of his great news & executing one of his  special Highland fling cum can-can dances as he used to with the opening speech of Red Lips


      You mentioned in your letter that the O.A. & pageant program were being forwarded, but since they havenít arrived yet I suppose the PO have bloomered. 

Thanks for the help, T

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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #6 on: Friday 25 September 20 14:13 BST (UK) »
My suggestion is that both the OSP and the OA were perhaps newspapers that the family sent regularly.  Guess - Ormskirk Advertiser and something.  Whatever, they were something he was reading.

If the last digit after GC is actually an M I'd go for General Court Martial.  Something that got a man dismissed the service. .

Not really RAF jargon  - the context here tells a good part of the story.

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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #7 on: Friday 25 September 20 14:37 BST (UK) »
My suggestion is that both the OSP and the OA were perhaps newspapers that the family sent regularly.  Guess - Ormskirk Advertiser and something.  Whatever, they were something he was reading.

If the last digit after GC is actually an M I'd go for General Court Martial.  Something that got a man dismissed the service. .

Not really RAF jargon  - the context here tells a good part of the story.

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OSP - Ormskirk Saturday/Sunday Post ??
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Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« Reply #8 on: Friday 25 September 20 14:58 BST (UK) »
Here-aboots we use Puggled for drunk!  ;D   In the Scots dictionary also.

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