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This is the second half of the tale of an urchin from the slums of London who had an impossible dream: to command (to 'drive') one of Her Majesty's Ships, fulfilled it, and went on to a varied life in which he gave command of his ship to a several others, including his wife, caused an international incident, befriended a jazz band, cancelled an Admiral's cocktail party, got strangers to take his ship to countries as far apart as Norway and Malta (often into dangerous places where no sane man would go), dodged sniper bullets in Belfast, was handcuffed to his wife (the key was thrown into the sea), designed the extension to his house and laid bricks to build it, invented a system on which Their Lordships spent £350,000,000 negotiated an international agreement between Turkey and Greece, and was given access to some of the most secret intelligence available. He commanded the biggest fighting squadron of ships in the Royal Navy, employed the first woman to serve at sea in the RN, long before the formal approval, started a charity, became a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman, and, most importantly, lived happily ever after marrying Jean, enjoying the achievements of four (eight) children and nine grandchildren. Charles is much blessed.