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Deeps and the Chief Gunnery Instructor
It's the early 60s when one of Her Majesty's sleek black messengers of
death enters HM Dockyard, Pompey for dry docking. 'Deeps' the Tanky, an
able assistant to the Coxswain and oppo of the Leading Chef is instructed
to run an errand to Victory Barracks (as it was called back then) by the
Jimmy.
Resplendent in his battery acid honed No.8 trousers, salt encrusted
steaming boots, off-grey submarine roll neck sweater and nicely yellowed
cap with bow strategically placed over his left eye, our hero enters the
Barracks. He strolls across the parade ground contemplating lighting up a
DF when the strangulated cry of "that ugly creature there" rents the
peace.
A Chief Gunnery Instructor, testicles tightly bound with black masking
tape to obtain that required pitch, stands quivering on his mirror-like
boots with inch thick soles and 200 polished hobnails. Deeps thinks, 'not
me, I'm only a visitor' and ambles on.
The Chief of the Parade, who, as we all know, never runs anywhere, walks
at great speed, pace stick clenched firmly under his arm. When he gets in
front of our hero he places the tip of his pace stick on Deeps' chest to
prevent any escape and eyes him up and down.
Deeps, having suffered the wrath of various submarine Chief Stokers, is
totally unfazed by this apparition and awaits the next move.
The Chief of the parade, said in a loud bull horn voice: "There is a bit
of shit on the end of my stick."
Deeps replied: "It's not at my end, Chief!"

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