Leaving the Military and becoming a civilian is a hard process for most former soldiers. Why not read our list of military slang so you can help ease the process by learning some military slang?
-‘Beasted’ – The excessive use of drill/marching at speed or physical training for an extended period of time, designed to wear down an individual.
-‘Pull up a sandbag’ – An army term to tell a story
-‘Chin-strapped’ – meaning tired
-‘Ally’ – This means cool, either used to describe someone or how their equipment looks
-‘Dhobi Dust’ – washing up powder
-‘Jack’ – a negative term used for someone who is workshy or lazy
-‘KFS’ – Knife, fork and spoon
-‘Crow’ – refers to a new recruit or inexperienced soldier or Combat Recruit of War. Given to new recruits in regiments
‘Rupert’ – A derogatory comment for a junior army officer
-‘Buckshee’ – Meaning if you have a spare item
-‘EndEx’ – meaning the end of the exercise or drill, a military personals favourite word to hear
-‘Threaders’ – tired, fed up or irritated
-‘Civvy Street’ – is used to refer to civilian life in general
-‘Dit’ – A term used in the army & navy for a story that is usually exaggerated
-‘Walt or Walter Mitty’ – a negative term for someone who makes up stories about their time in service, or a civilian pretending to have been a member of the Armed Forces
-‘Badmin’ – Used to describe a person with poor organisation or administration skills.