Linda Maye Adams

Daily Archives: March 12th, 2017

The origins of “Roger Wilco”


In every film with military aircraft–particularly from the 1960s and earlier–I’ve heard the pilots say “Roger Wilco.”  I never knew what it meant, but it lies in the military phonetic alphabet. Because so much of military communication is over a radio, and often one where it’s hard to hear, it’s easy to mix up letters. …

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