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British soldiers were nicknamed "Tommies"- see the poem by Rudyard Kipling.

For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"

But it's "Saviour of 'is country," when the guns begin to shoot;

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English soldiers are commonly called "Toms", or "Tommies"
Scottish soldier are called "Jocks"
Welsh soldier are called "Taffs"

Other branches of the British military use the derogatory term "Pongo"

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