UK military slang from Afghanistan

"ALLY Term for a battlefield fashionista – desirables include having a beard, using a different rifle, carrying vast amounts of ammunition, being dusty and having obscene amounts of tattoos and hair. Special forces are automatically Ally."

CRAP-HAT A unit judged as inferior. For the Parachute Regiment, that includes every other unit and regiment.

GUCCI A reference to a desired piece of kit, as in: "That sleeping bag is a Gucci piece of kit."

LASH VEGAS Same idea for what was the British HQ at Lashkar Gah. More luxuries than most FOBs (forward operating bases).

Afghanistan's battlefield slang [BBC]

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