48 years ago today.................

skyvet

GCM
Today (31st July 2018) marks the 48th anniversary of the last ever issue of the daily tot, and to commemorate the sad event, I shall be having one at lunchtime today.
Being a bit of a naval dit songwriter in my day, here's just one verse of "The Tot Song" that I wrote in 1970 - sing along to the tune of Bob Dylan's "The times they are a changin'"

The first day of August is the one that we fear,
Farewell dear old bubbly, hello cans of beer,
This navy requires a head that is clear,
And we think it's them that need changing,
It's one and one now but it'll be lemonade,
For the times they are a changing.

That is all ..............
 
I'll be with thee in spirit amigo (hic)...

Pinched from elsewhere at RR today (courtesy of @janner)


PS Today a buddy claimed he was probably one of the very last persons to draw that final Tot.
Working a strange watchkeeping rota his duty finished at Midnight that day so he drew his mismustered bubbly in the early minutes of 1st Aug 1970.

ZUJ for anyone black-catting that dit?
 

Stirlin

War Hero
8 years ago today I had an enjoyable DTS with 2 badge mango , being an ex Chief Caterer he brought along a brass single tot measure to mourn the passing of Nelson's Blood.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Only ever had a tot when we had splicers, I don't see what all the fuss is about.








"sneaks out the mess quickly! "
 
What's the drama????? I have one most days..... retirement has it's advantages, off sets the so called golden years....another dit that's just not true.....cheers shipper's...:) :)
 
Only ever had a tot when we had splicers, I don't see what all the fuss is about.








"sneaks out the mess quickly! "
It took almost 4 years to get there but (as a former G person) my Pet Peeves include: Short Tots & Cheeky Kids.

Your post places you firmly in the latter/latte category. :WINK: :WINK:
 
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