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admirals flags

Jaywalker

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Can anyone one remember the poem about Admirals flags. If I remember correctly it ended with " the poor old Admiral had no balls at all"
 

Topstop

War Hero
Closest I could find but not a poem.

"The way to tell the difference between the masthead pennants of an Admiral, Vice-Admiral and Rear-Admiral was that they led such dissolute lives that Rear-Admirals had two balls, Vice-Admirals only one and by the time the reached the dizzy heights of Admiral they had no balls at all."
 
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