Seagull causes spot of bother at parade

A rating from HMS Edinburgh is given a clean hat during the Armed Forces' Day Parade in Portsmouth after taking a direct hit from a passing seagull.''Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire
A rating from HMS Edinburgh is given a clean hat during the Armed Forces' Day Parade in Portsmouth after taking a direct hit from a passing seagull.''Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire
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The navy proved itself ready for any eventuality when a passing seagull showed scant regard for the Armed Forces Day parade in Portsmouth today.

Colleagues stepped in to immediately give a rating from HMS Edinburgh a clean hat during the parade after the unfortunate sailor took a direct hit from a passing seagull.

The moment was captured by Press Association photographer Chris Ison.