Funny story in my local paper

This story was re-told in my local paper and made me laugh:

Transcript of a radio conversation between the British and the Irish off the coast of Kerry in 1998:

Irish: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

British: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.

Irish: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

British: This is the captain of a British navy ship. I say again. Divert YOUR course.

Irish: Negative. I say again. You will have to divert YOUR course.

British: This is the aircraft carrier HMS Britannia, the second largest ship in the British Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand you change your course 15 degrees to the north or countermeasures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Irish: We are a lighthouse. Your call!

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  • Thanks that made me chuckle! X

  • Liking that one xx

  • Thats a new one.ha ha.xx

  • Brilliant xx

  • That made me laugh forces against an immovable object a bit like the battle we face

    crisxx

  • That's brilliant bub, thanks for sharing it with us x

  • brill that really made my husband and i laugh.

  • Thats great x

  • Like it, great.

    1948, naval excercise in North Atlantic. When the excercise was over, the American admiral in charge sent a signal to the admiral in charge of the Royal Naval fleet:-

    Congratulations. What's it like being in charge of the second biggest navy in the world?

    The british admiral replied:-

    Not bad. What's it like being in charge of the second best?

    No reply was ever recieved

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