Tail End Charlie

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Tail End Charlie (plural Tail End Charlies)

  1. (chiefly Britain, slang, in World War II) The last aircraft in a formation.
  2. (chiefly Britain, slang, in World War II) The rear gunner in a bomber.
  3. (military, slang) The man guarding the rear of a patrol.

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