Vice Admiral Sir Stephen Hope Carlill, KBE, CB, DSO.
A century ago, the Sultan of Morocco visited England and was given a tour of the Royal Navy’s latest battleship. The diplomat serving as his guide inquired what had most impressed the visiting monarch about the ship. Was it her 16-inch guns, the 8000 hp. engines, the torpedo boats she carried on board, or was it perhaps the new electrical control system?
No, what most impressed me was the captain’s face, replied the sultan.