Stunt

A Stunt was used in the services during the war colloquially for anything special or elaborate, any operation, demonstration or display, an engagement, action, raid, etc. In particular and, primarily an Air Force word for trick-flying or anything difficult and at the same time, showy.[1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.273.

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