Crabfat

What does "Crabfat" mean?

Today it means: Aircrew on board a Navy ship.

These days it has come to mean the aircrew onboard ship. However, it comes from the use of "blue unction" the Navy used to cure a dose of the crabs and was exactly the same colour as the RAF uniforms. RAF personnel can also be known as crabs.

   

By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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