How to become an Admiral

This is slightly cruel, as Sir Henry Leach had a more than distinguished career. However, he does illustrate the standard Navy doctrine of how to become an Admiral:

Henry Leach married, in 1958, Mary McCall, daughter of Admiral Sir Henry McCall

Marry the daughter of an Admiral.

7 comments on “How to become an Admiral

  1. Nice quip but he had already a distinguished career, leading to promotion to commander at the age of 31, so he didn’t need any help from his in-laws.

  2. I was surprised and delighted to find the splendid old cove had made it to his nineties. A truly excellent man.

  3. Sailor boy, sailor boy, don’t go near the water
    The admiral’s daughter waits down by the water
    To grab your little dinghy.

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