the wooden decking. There are other MC and JV circuits used for communications within the ship. Second-in-command of a vessel. In the USA Distance: Fathom: 6 feet Rod:.5 feet (also called a pole or perch) Chain: 4 rods, or 66 feet Furlong: 10 chains, or 660 feet. Derogatory, 'Captain of the Head.' Captain's Table - (RN) A disciplinary hearing. RTB - Return To Base. Please accept my apologies for failing to make the assigned rendezvous. Pole - (Aviation) The stick or yoke used to control the aircraft in roll and pitch.
DIB - (RCN) Any non-engineering personnel. Usually consisted of a small bomber force and heavy fighter code reduction cadeau zooplus escort. Where the GIB sits. In third-world countries, only consumed by drunk sailors and Marines, due to questionable sanitation practices. Boss - Short for AIR boss. Stripey - (RN) Able rate with two or three good conduct badges. Delouse - Directive to detect and identify unknown aircraft trailing friendly aircraft. Generally the result of a significantly non-excellent approach or a too-close waveoff, visually it looks like what happens to the running cartoon dog when he reaches the end of the chain. Hpac - See Hi-Pac. Drunkex - Any evolution characterized more by the amount of alcohol consumption than by accomplishment of any goals (other than getting toasted, of course).