None taken. (We boys in the correct shade of blue have been known, on occasion, to be less than flattering to the senior service). I knew about the "limey", but I'd only ever come across shit on a shingle as the *cough* meal. Besides, when it comes navies I recall the messages passed between a pair ships of each nation at the close of WWII. USN to RN: Greetings to the second largest navy in the world. RN to USN: And greetings to the second best. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!