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n November’s Q&A section, you refer to the former use of ‘Roger’ as a military response to received radio messages. I have heard that the hoped for response to British coded radio messages early in World War II was ‘received and decoded’. This was later changed to R and D. The Americans, on entering the war, changed this to ‘Roger Dodger’. Later developments caused Roger alone to be used for

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