why would someone call The RAF "crabs"?

just been watching Jim Davidson stand up and he said "these are crabs flying these helicopters" then he quickly looked startled (suggesting he shouldn't have said it) and quickly said "...RAF! flying these helicopters!" thx

Asked By: clipper77 - 6/23/2009
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sorry about my huge answer but it is just the story hope i helped... More
Answered By: Youssef G - 6/23/2009
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It's actually a term used in the RAF to describe ground crews. It's origins have never been proven.
Answered By: NeoNerd - 6/23/2009
Don't know about the other answers, but when I was in the Army, the RAF were called Crab Air. I was told it was because when they are flying with a strong crosswind they drift off target, in order to counter this they point the nose of the aircraft slightly into the wind. Therefore it looks like they are flying... More
Answered By: wensleydale - 6/23/2009
I always thought it was because the colour of their 1's is the same as the ointment that was used to deal with pubic lice.
Answered By: keith d - 6/24/2009
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