RIP Sir. Another sad loss from the site.
I'm going to do that right now (minus the aquatic mammals).Condolences to his family. I will have a night of splicers in memoriam.
For ths non Andrew types, there is a Royal Naval tradition of 'Splice the Mainbrace' which is a full shot of Pussers rum or equivalent. I almost choked to death getting my Dolphins in a glass full of rum after not drinking for 6 months at sea
Yet he managed to also be, on the whole, very evenhanded and realistic in it.Another one. RIP Shippers!
Not so long ago he responded after I sent a link to an article about the Suez campaign. I think his ship was involved in the action.
He was nothing if not fiercely loyal to the RN.