My own experiences with the man were as a lowly OR and his attitude to the rank and file (in public was fine) but in private was awful. I remember one memorable night when it was v cold (in the bloody desert and it did snow!) and everyone was huddling around their kero heaters. The Brig had one in his carowagon but he was still cold so sent me out to get another. The QM didnt have any spares so told his highness this, not interested he said, get one!
Off to see the OC Sqn who said the only one available was to take the one from the Comms Ops diamond, one being shared by 9 blokes, could I tell the Brig that.
I was sure the Brig wouldnât want to do this so went back and told him the only one avail was the heater from Comms Ops, which would affect 9 blokes. Ok he says, go and get that!! So he ended up with 2, the blokes had to go cold.