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Tail-end charlie

Posted by James Briggs on July 22, 2010 at 09:22

In Reply to: Tail-end charlie posted by Bruce on July 22, 2010 at 08:16:

: I know what it means, but where did "tail-end charlie" come from?

From WW2 - the tail gunner in a bomber. Not sure whether it started in the RAF or USAAF (no USAF in those days!)