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Nick Loveday
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When did the RAF/NATO start using the ID Zombie?
10.06.2015 at 20:17:07
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Does anyone know when 'we' and/or NATO started identifying a 'potential hostile track' as a Zombie?

Did it pre-date the Cold War?

Grateful for any thoughts/info

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Re: When did the RAF/NATO start using the ID Zombie?
Reply #1 - 15.06.2015 at 09:27:49
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Nicky, I'm sure I heard Eileen Younghusband refer to 'X-Ray' on Saturday at B-P (which would be the correct designation for potentially hostile) so 'Zombie' (not posring a threat) could be pre-cold war. Tim may be able to find out.

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Reply #2 - 15.06.2015 at 10:05:57
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Nicky,

Another thought is to look at 'phonetic alphabets' as 'zombie' would probably be related to the phonetic 'Z'.

This is interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet

and suggests that 'zombie' dates from the mid-50s.

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