wardmaster said:Maxi_77 said:Or perhaps the rantings of a passed over Lt Cdr, every big wardroom has at least one sitting in the corner moaning away into his beer or in my day pink gin about how the mob was not what it had been.
You have no idea if he was passed over or not so please don't surmise. He was more likely to have been an SD officer whose ceiling was Cdr and who didn't quite make it because of age. If a GL officer (as was) had as many selective promotions as an SD Lt Cdr, that GL would have made Admiral.
You are of course quite right, although one could suggest that some one who has failed to reach their 'ceiling' has effectively been passed over.