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The "incident" happened on a small auxiliary coastal vessel mostly manned by reservists... This will definitely NOT improve relations between the reserve and full time sailors! :unsure:

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Shades of Josephus Daniels, US Secretary of the Navy, who banned alcohol on USN ships in the early 20th century.

We finally repealed Prohibition ashore, but not on board.

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To misquote Churchill without the rum they will be limited to the lash and sodomy.

Paul

That's why I joined the air force... :whistle:

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But, yes, this will be a blow to the regulars in the newly re-named, re-uniformed Royal Canadian Navy. And it comes on top of the decision several years ago to make the daily toasts politically correct! No more 'wives and sweethearts'. :(

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