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February 22nd, 2009, 15:37
Remember, these questions were composed between 1940 and 1945.


171 What is the difference between a F.O.I.C. and a N.O.I.C.?

172 Which Division at the Admiralty is in charge of Convoy Organisation.

173 What is "the Iron Man"?

174 What is a "Jack Dusty"?

175 What are "slops"?

176 What is a recruit called in the Royal Navy.

177 What is a "Pusser's dirk"?

178 What officer is known as "Torps"?

179 When is the Kings health drunk standing in HM Ships?

180 What is a wailing Winnie?

Answers next Sunday.

regards Collin:ernae:

February 26th, 2009, 02:55
171. Rank. F.O.I.C. is Flag Officer In Charge. A Flag Officer is anyone above Commodore. N.O.I.C is Naval Officer In Charge and applies to Captain and below.

174. A memeber of the Stores Accountants' branch

177. A 2 piece clasp knife consisting of a blade and marline spike.

178. Torpedo Officer.

February 26th, 2009, 18:12
Tough ones!

175 - clothing that can be acquired at the ships store.

got to keep digging!

March 1st, 2009, 14:37

171 Flag Officer in Charge of a port, and Naval Officer in Charge.

172 The Trade Division.

173 The automatic alarm for reception of distress call, used in merchant ships when no human watch is kept.

174 A Supply Assistant.

175 Clothing obtained from the Paymaster on payment.

176 A Jimmy Green.

177 A jack-knife.

178 The Torpedo Officer.

179 When "God Save the King" is played. (Otherwise its drunk sitting down).

180 A ship's broadcasting system.

regards Collin:ernae: