Naval Slang Alpha to Delta

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    A's & A's Alterations and additions
    Adqual Additional qualifications
    Adrift Late for work or duty
    AFO Admiralty Fleet Orders - see DCI
    Aggie Weston's Royal Sailors Rests
    Airy Fairy Derogatory name for Fleet Air Arm personnel
    All about Astute
    All boots and gaiters Parade or Gunnery Instructor
    All for it Enthusiastic (sometimes ironically)
    All hands in Everybody
    Ambeet/Amtoot Nickname for cheapest Maltese wine
    Amp tramp Electrical rating
    Anchor-faced Enthusiastic about the Royal Navy (see pusser)
    Andrew (The) The Royal Navy
    Arse bandit Homosexual
    Arseholed Very drunk
    Arse over tit Head over heels
    At the rush As fast as possible


    Babies heads (1)Tinned Steak and Kidney pudding
    (2) Painful stretch of anal sphincter after bout of constipation

    Bag shanty A brothel
    Banyan Beach party where lots of beer is drunk
    Baron strangler Taking advantage of someone well off
    Barrack stanchion Sailor who seems to be able to avoid sea drafts
    Bash Casual Naval acquaintance
    Bashing the Bishop Masturbating
    Basket weaving course Spell in RVH Netley (ex mental hospital near Southampton)
    Beef/Beefer Homosexual
    Beef Screen Ship's butcher's ready use store
    Beer, big eats, bag off back on board Jack's ideal run ashore
    Beer tokens Money
    Belay Stop or cease doing something
    Biffins bridge Connecting tissue between vulva and anus or the shelf between the "playpen" and the "gash chute"
    Bible basher Regular church attender "in extremis"
    Big eats Pay week meal shore
    BITS Beans in tomato sauce (see Herrings in)
    Black catter Someone who tops your story
    Black gang Stokers
    Black ham Mombasa ladies of the night
    Blank week Week in which no payday
    Blow-through Sexual intercourse
    Blue See Bash above
    Bluebell Metal polish
    Blue Card man Special dutyman not required for standard duty watch
    Blue Liners Navy issue cigarettes
    Bluey Free airmail letter from operational area eg Iraq
    Blushing & farting Shy, embarrassed
    Boats Submarines
    Bo'ness beastie Slang name for ladies of that town who used to frequent the Flotilla Club at South Queensferry
    Bombay Runner Large cockroach
    Bootneck Royal Marine
    Both watches Muster of hands at the start of the working day
    Bramah Success attained with extreme difficulty
    Brass hat Commanders & above cap
    Bravo Zulu (BZ) Well done!
    Brightwork Any brass fitting that has to be polished eg Ship's Bell
    Bristol fashion Neat and tidy as in all shipshape and Bristol fashion
    Brothel creepers Soft soled shoes
    Brownhatter or Brownjob Homosexual
    Bubbly Pussers rum – grog – tot
    Bucket of shit Friendly greeting as in Me old bucket o' shit how's it goin
    Buffer Chief Bosun's Mate
    Buffing up Polishing brightwork (see above)
    Bugis Street Singapore Red Light area famous for Kytais (re-vamped 1985 now trendy shopping centre/tourist attraction )
    Bunch of bastards Length of tangled rope that will take some undoing
    Bunting Tosser Tactical signals branch rating
    Burberry (Rub of) Lend me your raincoat
    Burma Doo Bermuda
    Burma Road/Way Below decks passageway forward to aft
    Button Wooden cap on top of a mast - see Truck
    Button boy Junior seaman on top of the mast (HMS Ganges)
    Buzz Rumour


    Caboosh Small work compartment, store, office, hideaway
    Cackle the fat Idle chatter
    Cackleberry Boiled egg
    Call the hands Naval reveille
    Can Man See Canteen Damager
    Can spanner Tin opener
    Canteen boat Junior Captain – gets all the shit jobs
    Canteen Damager NAAFI Canteen Manager
    Can't see me suit Bootneck or pongo in camouflage kit
    Catch the boat up Contract a venereal disease
    C.D.F. Commonsense. Common dog f***
    Channel night Last night at sea PU before getting into base port
    Cheesy 'ammy eggy Toast with bacon on top covered in a cheese mixture and topped with an egg
    Chinese wedding cake Rice pudding with currants
    Chippy Shipwright
    Chippy's mate Shipwright's assistant
    Chokka Upset
    Chop Chop Get a move on. Hurry up.
    Chop one off Salute
    Chuffed Very pleased
    Chuffs & Puffs Chiefs and Petty Officers
    Cinderella leave Leave until midnight only
    Clacker Pie crust
    Clanky Someone in the engineer branch
    Clear lower deck All personnel to muster
    Clear your yardarm Ensure no blame will come to you if something goes wrong
    Clews Cords from which a hammock is slung (see nettles)
    Close to the wind Living dangerously
    Close up Go to your action station/place of duty etc
    Clubswinger Physical Training Instructor - PTI
    Coil one down Have a sh*t in an unusual place
    Cook of the Mess Prepare meals for the mess & clean up
    Cock and arse party Officers cocktail party
    Colours Ceremonial hoisting/lowering of White Ensign
    Comic Cuts Sailors confidential or promotion reports
    Con Control of ship's steering
    Condensing snot Snoring
    Corticene Pussers linoleum (usually red in colour)
    Crabfat RAF personnel
    Crab Air Air travel courtesy of the RAF
    Crabs Pubic lice, often known as “crutch cricketsâ€
    Crash/Crash out Go to bed
    Cross the bar Die - He's crossed the bar ie left life's harbour
    Crusher Regulating Petty Officer
    CSB Courage Sparkling Bitter - strong ale brewed for HM Ships


    D by P Discharge by purchase (forerunner to PVR)
    Dabtoe Seaman
    Daddy "S" Commander in Supply Branch
    DCI Defence Council Instructions succeeded AFO's circa 1960
    Deckhead survey Sleeping
    Dhaigsa (sounds Diso) Harbour rowing boat peculiar to Malta
    Dhobey Wash/bath/shower
    Dhobey bucket Bucket used for crashing out clean clothes
    Dhobey dust Soap powder
    Dhobey hitch Unrecognisable knot which comes undone easily
    Dhobey Rash Red rash caused by not rinsing clothes properly
    Dhobey Wallah Laundryman (normally Chinese)
    Dig in/out Help yourself – “fill yer bootsâ€
    Dip To fail
    Dip in/Dipped in Strike lucky
    Dip out/Dipped out Lose out on something
    Dip your wick Have sexual intercourse
    Ditty Box Where Jack keeps his prized possessions
    Divisions Formal parade or how Departments are split
    Dockyard jellyfish Green gob of phlegm
    Dockyard matey Dockyard "worker"
    Dockyard oyster Green gob of phlegm floating in water
    Dockyard runaround Being messed about
    Dode More than a smidgen
    Doggo Ugly, usually ungallantly of a woman
    Dog Watch (in for a) Derogatory term for a sailor who has only been in RN for a short time
    Dog Watches 1600 to 1800 First Dog. 1800 to 2000 Last Dog
    Dollar bosun Paymaster/ Supply Officer /Senior Writer Rating
    Doofer Half smoked cigarette (do fer later)
    Double breasted matelot Coarse name for Wren (now female sailors)
    Draft Chit Movement order to another ship/unit
    Drafty Person/office that issues draft chits
    Draw one off Punch or slap
    Drip Moan, complain
    Drop test Electrical version of Float Test
    DTS Dinner time session or Dartmouth Training Squadron
    Duff, Up the Pregnant
    Duff up Give a hiding to
    Dung hampers Underpants - see keks
  2. Slow week was it?
  3. That's a roger on that!!!!! :nemo:
  4. Thought so.
  5. This week will be better, offski down to Dubai for a week then home to the UK for a fortnight. :money:
  6. How was Dubers? Haven't been for a few years.
  7. It's one big feking building sight, full off self opinionated ex-pat twats that can only talk about money. More later.

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