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A method used to try and disguise what was being said when using an insecure voice radio net.

If BATCO wasn't avalable, or too dull to use, then the net would be alive with officer to officer conversations along the lines of

"from my higher callsign, meet us at the place where we stopped earlier, you know, the place with the rather nice roses outside? Usual tea-and-toast time, plus one hour"

Whether this sort of stuff ever actually fooled the Ruskies, who can say.

Nowadays used after a fashion to tell your loved ones when you're getting home off ops without breaking OPSEC - agree a date with them beforehand (not a birthday, anniversary or anything else the hordes of 'enemy spies' supposedly listening in will guess) and count back. So 'we'll be back three weeks before the date I told you'.

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