NPPHONETIC ALPHABETS USED POST FIRST  WORLD WAR 1917

1.  The ALPHABET used after the first world war - 1917'ish   see here for WW1 reference 1956-05-19 phonetic alphabet.jpg {might have to click on opened jpeg twice}

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2.  The ALPHABET above used before the mid 1950's, and the one I spent hours learning whilst a boy at HMS Ganges in 1953 was :-

3.   Then, in the mid 1950's their Lordships decided to change to this, which is in current use today:-

I say 'this' but I won't insult your intelligence or waste space by showing you the ALFA BRAVO etc alphabet.

3.  BUT!! ....what about this?  This phonetic alphabet is taken from ALRS VOL 2 and dates from 1947, but it was used by merchant men before and during the war:-

    

Look specifically to the right hand page and to 3 [1] "when it is necessary to spell out..................."

AMAZING, dont you think?    Have you ever heard of this alphabet?