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    DescriptionJackspeak is a comprehensive reference guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining in layman's terms the otherwise cryptic everyday language of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Fleet Air Arm. Featuring more than 4,000 alphabetical entries, it was compiled by an ex-RM surgeon who spent 24 years in the service. With useful cross-references and examples of common usage throughout, along with excellent illustrations by Tugg, the cartoonist from service newspaper Navy News, it is the essential book for current and ex-Navy personnel and their families, or anyone interested in the modern armed forces. Conway is proud to present a revised and updated edition of this classic volume, which is already acknowledged as the standard reference for every Jack, Jenny and Royal joining the Andrew, or for any civvy who wants a real insight into the unique culture of the Navy.

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    A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rick Jolly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 821 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844861446
    ISBN 10: 1844861449

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    BIC subject category V2: WHL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    Abridged Dewey: 359
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    LC classification: V
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, REF008000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC22: 427.09
    BIC subject category V2: 1DB
    Thema V1.0: CBD, NHD, JWCK, WHL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Illustrations note
    200 cartoons by Tugg
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    Publication date
    06 September 2011
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    Author Information
    Rick Jolly is a former RM doctor. His first book told the story of the medical base at Ajax Bay in the Falkland Islands, which he commanded throughout the 1982 campaign. A legendary figure in the Navy, 'Doc' Jolly remains the only serviceman to be decorated by both sides: he received an OBE from the Queen and the Oficial Orden de Mayo from the Argentine Government. Rick is also the founding chairman of the South Atlantic Medal Association for Falklands veterans.