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Baby: The name given to a small Spowith 100 h.p. aeroplane used largely by the Royal Navy Air Service in the war. This and names such as "Camels," "Kangaroos," "Snipes" etc., were nicknames given either by aeroplane pilots of the manufacturers of the various types, because of some peculiarity in appearance of behavior in flight.[1] (See The Dolphin and The Elephant).

References / notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.12.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain during the Great War, which also includes: technicalities, trench slang, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, sobriquets, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used, and have been transcribed from three primary sources (see contents). Feel free to help improve this content.
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