able rating


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able rating

n
(Nautical Terms) (esp in the Royal Navy) a rating who is qualified to perform certain duties of seamanship
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Also aboard are Able Rating Communications Specialist Robert Clay of Crosby and Leading Supply Chain Lorna McHugh, of Old Swan.
Former Able Rating Mark Layton, 31, who used to keep helicopters airworthy for commandos in Afghanistan, fell down the stairs at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset and badly damaged ankle ligaments and tendons.
Councillor John Lines (left) with Able Rating Gemma Utley, Staff Sergeant Jackie Simpson and Corporal Lee Hudson outside the council house.