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Thursday 23rd October 2014
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Why Do You Say 'Roger' on Radio Systems?

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Why do you say 'Roger' on radio systems? Where does it come from?
Paul, Northolt

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**Definitive**
Name: Mark, St Albans
Qualification: Was in the military for a long time
Answer: Roger on the radio comes from the American phonetic alphabet. 'R' is short for 'recieved' and the letter r in the American phonetic alphabet is Roger - so Roger means recieved.

 

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