Foreign News: Trial by Oaths

His Majesty's Navy boasts a spry and cocky little marine who is listed officially as "First Class Bandmaster Percy Barnacle."

At Gibraltar last week Bandmaster Barnacle became the star witness at the celebrated court-martial of two officers charged with having complained, "in a manner subversive of discipline," against the alleged insulting conduct and awful oaths of their superior, peppery Rear Admiral Bernard St. George Collard (TIME, April 9). The two court-martialed officers are Captain Kenneth G. B. Dewar and Commander Henry M. Daniel. In support of their contentions Bandmaster Barnacle took the stand, braced himself and testified that he personally had been...

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