Served under you in the navy, sir

‘Tug Wilson, a Cockney stores functionary who had adopted a Buginese son (“I don’t fuck his arse, that’s what they all fucking think, but I fucking don’t”) said: “Served under you in the navy, sir. Jolly nice to see you again, sir. Keep the flag flying, sir.” [Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh] said: “Good show. Jolly good luck.” He then came up to the group which contained Lynne [Burgess’s first wife] and myself. Two New Zealand typists curtsied but Lynne looked grim. The Duke said: “Everything all right here? Everybody satisfied?” The typists said: “Oh yes, thank you, sir.” But Lynne said: “No everything is not bloody well all right. The housing is inadequate, they promise decent schooling for the kids of expatriates and provide nothing, and the whole administration is fucking inefficient.”‘ (from Little Wilson and Big God, Being the First Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess)

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