The Mayor of Portsmouth decided to arrange a suitable momento of Ark Royal to be placed near the dockyard entrance. The Anchor he thought had been been made on the Clyde, so he commissioned a sculptor to carve a replica and raise it on a plinth beside the gate. On the great day, the assembled crow of Royalty and dignitaries gasped as an enormous statue of Gordon Brown was unveiled. The Mayor turned to the sculptor and angrily said "what the hell have you done, I asked you to make a sculpture of the Biggest Scottish Anchor." The sculptor turned up his hearing aid, and said "and that is exactly what I made."