This is a true story my Dad told me, from back when he was in the Royal Navy
He used to serve on HMS Illustrious (an Aircraft Carrier)
One day he was on the flight deck with his mate, two other guys were up there playing football (Soccer).
Afew minutes pass and all my Dad and his mate see is the ball coming towards them, my Dad stops it, and
says "be careful it might go over the side" (it' s a 30 foot drop, at that height water acts like concrete) My
Dad kicks it back.
Afew minutes later, that ball passes once more, but this time it does go over the side, my Dad' s mate then
proceeds to say "Well go get it then" sarcastically. They turn back around and continue talking. Then all
they hear is the pattering of feet, this of the side of the ship! The alarm sounds on the ship
Well anyway bout 20 minutes later, my Dad is up on the bridge, they bring this guy back aboard, and
amazingly he had the ball! (considering that this is in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, that is pretty
Not only that, when the Commanding officer asked "Who the hell do you think you are" The guy replied "
tthink Fm Batman sir"
This guy was later court marshalled, but still... what a way to go.
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