English Learner Article NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Summary: The NATO Phonetic Alphabet is used as a way of spelling words

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The NATO Phonetic Alphabet

This is used to spell words, so NATO becomes 'N for November, A for Alpha, T for Tango O for Oscar'. Although it is known as the NATO phonetic alphabet, it was actually developed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (1955).

LetterWordLetterWord
A Alpha N November
B Bravo O Oscar
C Charlie P Papa
D Delta Q Quebec
E Echo R Romeo
F Foxtrot S Sierra
G Golf T Tango
H Hotel U Uniform
I India V Victor
J Juliett W Whiskey
K Kilo X X-Ray
L Lima Y Yankee
M Mike Z Zulu