Message from the Chief Commissioner

Operation: Foxtrot Uniform November (FUN)

Thu 14 November 2013

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Have you heard of the special alphabet that police use when they are on their radios? 

It is called the 'phonetic' alphabet. Police use this when spelling out people's names and car licence plates.

Look below and try spelling your name using the phonetic alphabet.  Perhaps you can try using this alphabet when talking with your friends - that could be a lot of fun.

 

Total recall!
See how many letters you can recall (or remember) from the phonetic alphabet next time you're in the car. See if you can spell out the letters of number plates you see on passing cars, using the phonetic alphabet.

 LETTER

 WORD

 *SPOKEN AS

 A

 ALFA

 AL FAH

 B

 BRAVO

 BRAH VOH

 C

 CHARLIE

 CHAR LEE

 D

 DELTA

 DELL TAH

 E

 ECHO

 ECH OH

 F

 FOXTROT

 FOKS TROT

 G

 GOLF

 GOLF

 H

 HOTEL

 HOH TELL

 I

 INDIA

 IN DEE AH

 J

 JULIET

 JEW LEE ETT

 K

 KILO

 KEY LOH

 L

 LIMA

 LEE MAH

 M

 MIKE

 MIKE

 N

 NOVEMBER

 NO VEM BER

 O

 OSCAR

 OSS CAH

 P

 PAPA

 PAH PAH

 Q

 QUEBEC

 CUE BECK

 R

 ROMEO

 ROW ME OH

 S

 SIERRA

 SEE AIR RAH

 T

 TANGO

 TANG GO

 U

 UNIFORM

 YOU NEE FORM

 V

 VICTOR

 VICK TAH

 W

 WHISKY

 WISS KEY

 X

 X-RAY

 ECKS RAY

 Y

 YANKEE

 YANG KEY

 Z

 ZULU

 ZOO LOO

* The syllables to be emphasised are in bold type

 
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