Had the crossed flags to start with, then in '63 they made me wear that flying ball of sh1t with the lightning. It always used to pi$$ me off when going ashore in rig, some stoker would call me 'sparks'. It was so good when as CY I got my identity back.
I understand our lords and masters realised the error of their ways and brought back the crossed flags for all rates in the late 70's
BTW ... ormig, with a splash of orange juice.... so I was told. :winkrazz: