Sunday, March 02, 2008

From the Department of Carry On-Movie style Names

It transpires that Air Chief Marshall Sir Graham Eric Stirrup GCB AFC etc etc, the British Chief of Defence Staff likes to go by the nickname Jock. Yes, the UK Defence Chief is called Sir Jock Stirrup.

(Hat tip: Samizdata.)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ramanand said...

um, (from what we know of British humour) don't you think that it's precisely because he has a last name of Stirrup that he has a nickname of Jock?

8:59 AM  
Blogger Kunal said...

Yea, of course. What I find amazing is that Sir Jock and the MoD embrace the use of his nickname. I mean, even the official MoD website calls him Sir Jock Stirrup, for Nuggan's sake!

1:44 PM  

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