Oh Cheryl where are you?I'm afraid this bit of complete arsing about was brought on by my finding out that the Kenyan operation against Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia in 2012 was named Linda Nchi. Thinking that this Linda might be related to Beyonce I found this amusing. Not so funny when you find out that it really means "Protecting the country" in English. The KDF operation was, happily, very successful.
However, in Gonzonia when they name operations after a girl they have only one girl in mind.....Cheryl Miller! Yes, the GDF have a long history of taking their operational names from the classic TV programme Daktari, filmed in Gonzonia in the 1960s, and starring all time top actress Cheryl Miller.
As we will see during 2016, the GDF recent actions have included Operation Elephant.
Operation Clarence, I'd be cross eyed too if she was sitting on top of me!
And, of course, Operation Cheryl. If I can stop mucking about long enough to get on with some painting, Op. CHERYL 16 is first up and involves US forces assisting the GDF to rescue UN hostages from their El-Kebab captors.
Obviously, Cheryl was the first girl I fell in love with and you can see why!