On Diana 1964 the left over rum was sluiced down the drain of the tea-point at the end of the Burma Way (Main passageway). However it actually drained from the pipe into an open drain in the galley. ME Stanley and I found that a food tray would just fit underneath and just after the noon hour we'd place it and lurk around the tea-point to stop bods using it.Many years ago while in the CCF a Petty Officer told us that when the rum ration was still in force his habit was to down it in one and follow it with a tumbler of water straight down as well.
Now you were supposed to drink it on the spot and this day he arrived late. However those over a certain rank managed to 'persuade' the issuing officer to save their mates tot, a fairly regular occurence if said mate was unavailable.
So he arrived back on board went to his cabinet top see his tot of rum and tumbler of water which his mates had thoughtfully placed beside it.
Down went the rum immediately followed by the water which in fact turned out to be Bacardi.
Result one missed afternoon and a mistrust of his mates ever after.
We had many a happy afternoon and got lots of favours until one twat looking for promotion bubbled us and that was the end of that.
So, if you're out there, Flowerday, I still owe you a bloody good hiding.