The trawl for Arab linguists and others with specialist skills was a touch haphazard.An excited voice in the corridor suggested that I should check over the DDT ( Defence Debriefing Team ) equipment. Having added three extra note pads and a dozen pencils, i reported the status "operational".
Now for the real challenge, all those 'schoolies' with Arab linguist abilities were called for. That was interesting, as several felt that their gained skills at Beaconsfield weren't actually meant for use in war.
I had recently completed an Arabic course at Beconsfield, I was as highly qualified and current in what was then called NBC as you could be, had recent G2 experience in an Amd Bde in BAOR that was off to the Gulf but was never called for.
My job in the FIUA TT was deemed more important thus I remained in Warminster.