The scene was the Persian Gulf in 1928,. A British Royal Navy Frigate HMS Nonsuch was on patrol intent on subduing every (PARASITE) in the drug and Gun running trade in the area.
(EARLY) that morning a Arab Dhow was sighted and was in full sail trying to avoid capture,
This one was not a (LEMON) like the others recently boarded, there were a few who were honest traders but this one was a dead cert..
Having caught up with the Dhow. The order "Away Armed Whaler" was given. The crew of the whaler (Boat) armed with pistols and large cudgels which were used to (PUMMEL) any opposition into submission.
In charge of the boat (The Whaler) was Sub Lt, Head-Strong RN, A bumptious no-all but in truth foolhardy to say the least.
As the armed Whaler pulled alongside the Dhow a rope ladder was thrown down the side of the Dhow, Whereupon Sub Lt Head - Strong yelled " Follow me men, up the ladder to honour and glory"
H S having arrived on the deck of the Dhow was met by a very large Arab with a Scimitar (sword) who promptly chopped off F H's Noddle which fell into the boat with a loud thump, Hooky the coxswain of the boat took one look at this grizzly head and asked "Any more for Honour and glory", .Being it would take some (SPINE) to repeat the folly of HS, there were no takers so Hooky gave the order" bear off forward we are returning to the ship.
On returning to the ship the captain was (FRANTIC) and ordered the immediate sinking of the DHOW.. Later after the smoke from the guns had cleared little regard was given to the crew of the Dhow, who were now swimming for their lives in shark infested waters.
VEST ....BACK SOON
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