Covey Crump

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Commander A. Covey-Crump, Royal Navy (RN), a former Naval Assistant to the Chief of Naval Information, was responsible in the mid-1950s for compiling a record of naval slang, abbreviations, legends and historical tit-bits. The first edition appeared on 17 May 1955. The compilation, now continually updated, has led to the term Covey Crump itself entering into RN slang.

Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly, who as a surgeon commander with the Commando Logistic Regiment commanded the field hospital at Ajax Bay during the Falklands War has produced his own dictionary of "Jackspeak" in aid of the South Atlantic Medal Association.[1]

External links


  1. Rick Jolly, Jackspeak: A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage, FoSAMMA (2000), ISBN 0-9514305-2-1