Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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First Ashore, Best Dressed

The notion that first sailor ashore will get their choice of girls on the jetty. Derived from the days of square rig when sailors would go ashore dressed in specially tailored "tiddley suits." In this case, the first sailor may have gotten the best gear out of the tiddley gear locker and was therefore the best dressed ashore, while the last unlucky sailor may have gotten the unpresentable gear and failed inspection for going ashore.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2018-10-11

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