The A to Z of words at sea There aren't too many books, let alone in the nautical world, which generate a succession of chuckles. Open Jackspeak at any page and you re pretty much guaranteed to laugh. A labour of love for more than four decades, Falklands veteran Rick Jolly has produced the third edition of his legendary guide to naval slang and terminology. It's by far the nicest produced of the editions to date a retro hardback stretching to more than 500 pages, packed with a good 200 illustrations from the sorely-missed Tugg. There are more than 4,000 terms defined within since the last edition a decade ago, correspondents and serving personnel have helped to plug gaps and update various phrases...grab a wet, maybe a Julie Andrews or neaters, lie down in your pit and flick through Jackspeak. You'll have dipped in it s a book which should be on the shelf of every matelot. --Navy News, November 2011
About the Author
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.