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    Jut read online that the RN are advertising on linkden for the position of a Rear Admiral.
    Apparently RN has a shortage of Rear Admirals.
    Anyone fancy applying?
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    How far astern are you allowed to stay Vic ? Our mainmast sail has a hole in it, and good sailmakers cost a fortune these days . JS.
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    I seem to recall an AB on the Capetown Castle who was known by that rank.
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    Knew an AB real name was Nelson. Jumped ship in Cairns FNQ. We arrived back in uk 2 months later and bumped into him in the NE. He was picked up and must have been misbehaving as was shipped home DBS on a faster ship. Usually in those days if over 18 and kept your nose clean, a blind eye was turned. In this case Nelson wasn’t as fortuanate as his predessor. JS
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    As the R.N.is looking to fill the position from outside, perhaps this is a sad indication that there is insufficient talent from within their own ranks? Surely there must be a Jolly Jack Matelot or two who would like to give it a shot?

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    Ah, Ah, Austin, Class man,ey still have the class system there, Though I will admit there was a slippery rugby half who slipped through somehow and married one of them so is allowed to rub the head of a little Prince.
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    There was a Rear Admiral on UCL, went by the name of Rear Admiral Sir Slipadiktome.
    The sir bit came about as he had been nighted so many times we were told.
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    Sounds like he could be related to Admiral Hornblower ? JS
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    I believe his mother inlaw to be, asked him if he was going to get the nose sorted out for the wedding lol.

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    HI John.
    Had been knighted or mounted.
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