The Clerk of the Court then unrolled his scroll, and from it read aloud the following citations:-
"REAR-ADMIRAL WILLIAM GLADSTONE AGNEW, Commander of the Bath, Commander of the Victorian Order, Distinguished Service Order and Bar, Royal Navy, to be Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Ancient Mariner, First Class."
The Captain stepped forward and bent his head. King Neptune then leaned forward and placed the Insignia of the Order, suspended from a length of pink ribbon, around the Captain's neck.
The Insignia took the form of a scallop shell in which was painted the figure of Popeye the Sailorman.
A similar procedure took place at the presentation of the further orders:-
"SURGEON REAR-ADMIRAL HENRY ELLIS YEO WHITE,
Commander of the Victorian Order, Order of the British Empire, Doctor of Medicine, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Royal Navy, to be appointed an Honorary Consultant Physician to the Royal Court of His Most Maritime Majesty King Neptune."
The Insignia consisted of an oversize clinical thermometer.
"COMMANDER (S) KEITH LESLIE DUNN, Royal Navy, to be Companion of the Most Ancient Order of the Filletted Kipper."
Insignia - the skeleton of a large kipper.
"COMMANDER (E) LAUNCELOT ARTHUR BEBINGTON PEILE, Distinguished Service Order, Royal Navy, to be Companion of the Order of the Bent Screw."
Insignia - a very bent brass screw 14 inches in length.
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