Proto-Bunter needs some explaining perhaps. We know that Mervyn Bunter (1895-1970) was a Seargent in the Great War. So it is not too surprising to find that he had a Georgian antecedeant of the same name who was in the Navy.
That being said, I was pretty surprised when he turned up. I did not fight it though. Who can argue with Bunter?
I hope this story meets with the approval of Captain Anteros. Both Bunters hope so too!