The Phonetic (phonic | fonic) alphabet as used by the police and military.

How often have you read a number or reference, even your own postcode to someone over the phone and found they STILL got it wrong! - Well that's why the phonetic alphabet was invented - to help get references right first time!

Call signs are used everyday by public services like the police and fire fighters but they're also useful to us too! - Using the following table you can ensure your message is understood first time and recorded exactly.

Here we present the IPA - the International Phonetic Alphabet which was developed (apparently) by NATO for use with international military sevices. It's now so widley used and recognised even the police use it. We can use it too, simply to make life easier. If it's useful, please click the FaceBook LIKE below :)

Letter Word Pronunciation
A ALPHA AL fah
B BRAVO BRAH voh
C CHARLIE CHAR lee
D DELTA DELL tah
E ECHO ECk oh
F FOXTROT FOKS trot
G GOLF GOLF
H HOTEL HOH tell
I INDIA IN dee AH
J JULIETT JEW lee ETT
K KILO KEY loh
L LIMA LEE mah
M MIKE MIKE
N NOVEMBER NO vem BER
O OSCAR OSS car
P PAPA PAH pah
Q QUEBEC KWEE beck

 


 

Letter Word Pronunciation
R ROMEO ROW me OH
S SIERRA SEE air RAH
T TANGO TANG go
U UNIFORM YOU nee FORM
V VICTOR VIK tah
W WHISKEY WISS kee
X X-RAY ECKS ray
Y YANKEY YANG kee
Z ZULU ZOO loo
Number Pronunciation
1 WUN
2 TOO
3 THUH ree
4 FO wer
5 FI yiv
6 SIX
7 SEVEN
8 AIT
9 NINER
0 ZERO