Recommended for a commission after a visiting Brigadier asked Private Powell a question while he (Pvt Powell) was doing cookhouse fatigues and got a Greek proverb by way of reply (according to Wikipedia). A ludicrous story; imagine, a Brigadier who can understand Greek.
Enoch deserves his own thread, slightly nuts but a very capable man.
Wise man: The Trident missile programme seemed to him to be a waste of money and manpower which could have been better utilised on conventional arms. As for the stockpiles of 50,000 nuclear weapons, they could never be required unless the holders had decided on a policy of genocide and suicide.