Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
POM POM POM POM!Unlike the 40mm Bofors, that went BONKBONKBONKBONK!Or the BANGBANGBANG of the Oerlikon.Or the truly vicious WHACK!, of the 5"/38, A nasty, nasty muzzle blast. Sailors received permanent hearing damage from being ahead of the muzzle, as the mount trains round, while tracking the target. Signal men were in particular danger of that, being highly exposed, on signal bridges.
I often wondered about above-deck sailors in the latter part of WWII in the Pacific!
England once produced men. Now she produces Tony Blairs and Boris Johnsons.
Not just England with that problem…
When the RN still was an actual fighting navy, led by fighting admirals and captains.