- He was a jack tar at the start of the second world war and he saw action for the whole six years
- The spirit moving him , he would much have liked to follow jack tar s good example and leave the likeness there for a very few minutes to speak for itself on the plea he . .
Jack Tar (also Jacktar, Jack-tar or even Tar) was a common English term originally used to refer to seamen of the Merchant or Royal Navy, particularly during the period of the British Empire. By World War I the term (usually "Tar") was used as a nickname for those in the U.