Schöne Story, bin ich grade beim Recherchieren für eine FG 1 Phantom der Royal Navy drauf gestoßen (ob sie so wahr ist, wer weiß es...):
"His other story concerns an ever so pompous British Admiral who had been invited to visit an American aircraft carrier that was in the vicinity. The Admiral was well known for being a right royal pain in the ass.
Rather than do the sensible thing and go over from his ship to theirs in a launch or even by helicopter, the Admiral decided that he'd like to go visit as a back seat passenger in a Royal Navy F4 Phantom - make a grand entrance kinda thing.
So off the Admiral went in his F4, they landed successfully on the American carrier and were greeted by a American welcoming party. They got an ever so long tour of the ship and an even longer meal ... the pilot had been led to believe it was only a goodwill visit for a couple of hours and couldn't understand why they were still there 7 hours later. For every time they were about to make their excuses and leave, the American officers would give the Admiral yet another round of drinks.
All was revealed when it was time to leave .... the Americans had totally resprayed the Royal Navy F4 Phantom in American colours, removed the "ROYAL NAVY" logos and replaced the lot with "COLONIAL NAVY" logos instead .... as a huge joke ....
And one very embarressed Admiral had to fly back to his own ship in that. "