News story: Admiral Zambellas new First Sea Lord

Discussion in 'Royal Navy' started by MoD_RSS, Apr 9, 2013.

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  2. Felt a bit sorry for Sir Mark, his last review hurrah - standing on a P2000 watching a RIB wizz by.


    Sic transit gloria navis
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  3. Looking at the braid, why are the dangly bits with tassles not worn in the same way?

    I did try google but...
  4. I don't feel sorry for him.

    Singularly the most uninspiring man to ever have reached the top of the Service. Devoid of chrisma, insight and original thought.

    George Z is a significant capability upgrade. How on earth did we sneek that past the Treasury?
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  5. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    An anagram of Admiral Stanhope is Handrail Tempos. You can easily make the word 'Llama' out of Admiral Zambellas but I am not sure this is significant. Llamas tend not to go to sea.
  6. Nor do First Sea Lords.......
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  7. Born in a land locked country as well I believe.
  8. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    "Stick close to your desk and never go to sea
    And you all may be rulers of the Queen's Navy"

    Cue the chorus...
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  9. Well at least he has finally gone. Hopefully the new bloke will have a whole navy view instead of a very blinkered view. When stanhope spike about the loss if RN fixed wing assets he didn't have a clue what he was on about and the top Crab just sat there shaking his head

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  10. Something to do with lashing various sizes of parrots to their shoulders I believe...
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  11. Since SDR they only have parakeets or budgerigars - parrots are no longer NSN patternised issue.
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  12. Can't they pay the difference if they want a macaw? Out of their shoe buckle allowance or somesuch?
  13. Just put in a non patt demand or GPC it, I'm sure 1sl would be high enough top cover.

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  14. Tried that - rejected by MoD Donnington: the joys of jointery.

    aknowledging that Northern Matelot is a Loggy and I most serpently am not.