It was certainly a metre long and I can remember creeping along the corridor to see if it was leaning in the corner of the BSM's office; if it was it was unsafe to go in the battery office to catch up on the gossip and slip the clerk something so your Â£5 fine for missing church parade might disapear in the system.theiftaker said:1 Metre length of Blackpool rock in Regimental colours
Sick, Sick man, F Med 8 anyone, good though, wish I had been therePetriburg said:Usually had a BIG silver knob on the end and, in the RHA, it had a cypher thereon. On one camp at Vogelsang, we had a "Smoker". The BSM's stick was passed on stage to the local hooker who'd agreed to come and put on a show for the lads.
She certainly put it to good use - not the first time it had a cnut on the end of it!
Anyway, when it was extracted and recovered, it was passed amongst the front row, who "swizzled" it in their beer. Those of us in the know took great delight in telling them that the lady in question had worked three "tricks" before coming to perform for us!
That was the night that our v. skinny, nay puny, Mess Steward was thrown on stage for her to "play with"... and the baby's arm clutching a grapefruit was revealed to the stunned masses.