Never new dat Broadside, thank you for info.broadside said:I don't think you are taking this seriously - this is an appalling international incident and heads should roll for it.
How dare the Spanish make their flag the same as the NATO International Numeral One!
Lack of judgement! Clearly matched by diplomatic lack of spine.Daily Telegraph said:Giles Paxman, 58, the younger brother of the BBC broadcaster Jeremy Paxman, was summoned to Spain's foreign ministry less than a month after taking up his new post as British Ambassador.
While he insisted the flag on top of the buoy used in the target practice was not in fact a Spanish flag, he apologised for what he called a lack of judgement by the British navy.
A statement issued by Spain's foreign ministry said: "The ambassador insisted that, however it may have appeared, it did not represent the flag of Spain.
"He presented his apologies for an error of judgement and the lack of sensibility shown and promised to launch an investigation and to take the necessary measures to ensure that incidents of this kind will not be repeated."
The British Embassy made no further comment.
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