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Thread: RAF jargon - "Second Dicky"

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    Hi Ian,

    well to be honest it looks my question attracted more attention than I thought:-)
    Yes I fully agree that this expression was not much complimentary - in my case veteran mentioned it as a general phrase, not in a particular case of an inexperienced pilot, but in connection with 2nd pilot with Transport Command in the early 50s...
    But as far as I am aware it might be thought in the other way - why captain and navigator were old pals - WWII officers, 2nd pilot was a newly trained after the war.

    Pavel
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    Hi Ian,

    well to be honest it looks my question attracted more attention than I thought:-)
    Yes I fully agree that this expression was not much complimentary - in my case veteran mentioned it as a general phrase, not in a particular case of an inexperienced pilot, but in connection with 2nd pilot with Transport Command in the early 50s...
    But as far as I am aware it might be thought in the other way - why captain and navigator were old pals - WWII officers, 2nd pilot was a newly trained after the war.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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