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A Few Naval Customs,

Expressions, Traditions,

and Superstitions

Second Edition

by

Commander W.N.T. Beckett, M.V.O., D.S.C., Royal Navy

Published 1930, Gieves Ltd, Portsmouth

Courtesy of Bill Kellerman

Captain Walter Napier Thomason Beckett, MVO, DSC, RN (1893 1941) was a noted Royal Navy officer in both the First World War and the Second World War. Beckett is described as "an Elizabethan character, who was rough, tough, large and strong, and his words smelt of tar, spunyarn, sound commonsense and humour." 

 

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