Father Bob, the Irish Anglican who can’t seem to stop commenting on my post concerning Comrade Wojtyla, is also – if we are to believe him – a former marine, Iraq I veteran, bemedalled and a war hero. So I thought I’d jump ahead for a moment to David and Jonathan and post a brief tribute to our military friend, via Tom of Finland.

Now, being a family blog, I refrain from posting explicit images, but should one be interested, turn off the moderator on google images and enter ‘Tom of Finland’ – he was an imaginative chap.