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    Today is the anniversary of the last day the Tot was issued in 1970, a sad day and the loss of an old Naval tradition

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    Sad day as you say Bill, my mother and my fathers side all came from Portsmouth, and as dad says, Pompey was full of matelots, and the city buzzing, he is long dead now, and as an ex Royal Marine said many times how the matelots in the later years were long haired and not as smart as in his day, but then i suppose we are the same on this site, yearning for the old days, kt
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    Just as an add on to the above, veterans gathered today on HMS Belfast and indulged in their tot of rum, good on em, kt
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    So Bill, if they are no longer giving the tot, what or whom is going to?
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    I have in my drinks cupboard, both Pussers and Woods rum, both claim to be original? which one? or both?

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    Think i will just stick to the Ticki Hok ( Station Measure LOL)
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    I first tasted Tiki Hok in Cape Town railway station, paid a visit every time we had our four day layover loved it

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    Tiki, hic ,Hok, hic, hic, bloody good stuff at a Tiki a tot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cameron View Post
    Today is the anniversary of the last day the Tot was issued in 1970, a sad day and the loss of an old Naval tradition
    Nice one Bill - I was in the RN at that time, working in Cyprus alongside Army, and Airforce. The navy guys decided that 'the tot will not die' - that was our battle cry - So, each lunchtime we gathered in the mess to ceremoniously imbibe a tot of 'Pussers' in the best traditions of the RN. As for me, the habit has never gone away and, at 79 I still enjoy a tot at lunchtime - keeps me going!! Best wishes. Pete Jackson

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    - and today will be no different !!

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    We used to try and make a MN rule regarding a tot ration, every time we hit South/Central America for Bananas we issued ourselves a bottle or two of Happy Apps
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