IMPORTANT FORCES QUESTION!

Blackrat

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supermario said:
Slang for the Navy

Andrew (the) - (UK) Nickname for the Royal Navy. Refers to pressgang leader Andrew Miller who, it was said, owned the Royal Navy

SM

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You learn something new every day it would seem. Cheers for the history SM!
 

Ninja_Stoker

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supermario said:
deano_navy said:
the andrew?

Slang for the Navy

Andrew (the) - (UK) Nickname for the Royal Navy. Refers to pressgang leader Andrew Miller who, it was said, owned the Royal Navy

SM

:)

The title "The Andrew" is interestingly seldom used by those actually serving nowadays unless ironically, but frequently used by those with former Naval service.

The latter appear to use the phrase to wind-up the former, but also to alert them to the fact that a long, drawn-out recollection of how things used to be, is inbound. It works a treat & can clear bars in a base port area on the last working day of the month within seconds. (Handy when there's a queue at the bar) :wink:
 
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