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The Romeo time zone (R) is the fifth zone to the west of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian, with an offset of UTC -5:00. This means that it is five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
The US Military, Chinese Military, and several others have adopted a unique list of names for the time zones across the world. The names use the NATO phonetic alphabet which calls for the 26 letters of the alphabet to be designated by easily recognizable words.
They include: Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.
However, Alpha is used in place of “Alfa” and Juliet is used in place of “Juliett” for the time zones.
The letters Alpha through Mike – except for J – are used to label the 12 time zones east of the prime meridian with positive UTC offsets. In the opposite direction, going west from the meridian, the letters November through Yankee are used, and these time zones primarily have negative offsets.
Therefore, the Romeo time zone is essentially used in aviation and military operations.
Other time zones that include the same offset are Acre Time (ACT), Central Daylight Time (CDT), Colombia Time (COT), Cuba Standard Time (CST), Easter Island Summer Time (EASST), Easter Island Standard Time (EAST), Ecuador Time (ECT), Eastern Standard Time (EST), and Peru Time (PET).