Sadly, I have no idea what happened to Mr AWOL or how his Military Career progressedNaw - That was Bob
Anyway - A wee dit about Frank courtesy of Reporting Scotland ( think that is what it was called ) sometime in the early 90's.
A gunner ( RA ) goes AWOL from somewhere in Germany and legs it back to Scotland.
Somehow this TV programme got involved and was interviewing his father ( String vest and cigarette hanging out the mouth )
Read the following in a broad Glaswegian accent )
Aye, says the father '' Ye see the advert on the telly. Frank daen this and Frank dean that. What they don't tell you about is the doin's Frank's getting every night '' ( for the non Scots, a doin is Scottish for a beating )
Cue me creased up in hysterics
Camera pans to Mr AWOL and the reporter asks, so why did you go AWOL ?
Mr AWOL '' Ah wiz oan exercise and the Cpl telt me tae pit up the cam net. Ah didnae no how tae dae it so ah jist stood there and aboot 15 minutes later the Cpl skelped me wi a shovel ''
Cue me now creased up in uncontrollable hysterics
The programme makers have apparently spoken with the MOD and if Mr AWOL hands himself in he will be medically discharged. Nothing to worry about Mr AWOL, we will go with you to Strathearn Road MRS, the crew inform Mr AWOL.
Camera films Mr AWOL walking along Strathearn Rd, panning around as he enters the gate and walks up to the door of the MRS.
Just as he is about to press the buzzer, the door flies open, a hand emerges and grabs Mr AWOL and drags him inside with the door slammed shut
Presenter speechless My ribs are aching and tears are streaming down my face
Sadly, I have no idea what happened to Mr AWOL or how his Military Career progressed
Was that when she was “asked to leave”? My mum was in 1972, and then I came along in 1973. My mum and dad’s finest hour. They got it right first time, but insisted on some follow ups, and siblings followed. Up to them, I guess.
You are correct, she was discharged for being pregnant. Make no mistake though she/they knew bloody well that if they got pregnant they were out.Was that when she was “asked to leave”? My mum was in 1972, and then I came along in 1973. My mum and dad’s finest hour. They got it right first time, but insisted on some follow ups, and siblings followed. Up to them, I guess.
My mum joined the WRAC in the late 1960s. She met her best friend in the WRAC, and they are spending Xmas in 2020 together (after an awful year for mum‘s friend).
Mrs R was WRAC on disbandment (RE thereafter) and I was present at the final parade. It was sad (many were killed or injured on duty) but somehow joyous that their job was done, and those serving could move on.
You are correct, she was discharged for being pregnant. Make no mistake though she/they knew bloody well that if they got pregnant they were out.
Billy Connolly summed up the view of a young squaddy sitting in a hospital ward in Belfast in the seventies wondering where was the sunshine and skiing that the recruiting sergeant had promised that he would be doing if he enlisted. If I remember correctly from the original LP the young Jock had only enlisted because he was a keen canoist and the sergeant in the recruiting office told him he could do lots of that in the army.
I suffered from terrible flashbacks after reading Bravo Bravo's thread 'Change to the Ignore function'...I don’t care that she’s a chick. You don’t need to have been in Helmand to suffer PTSD related to military service.
Plenty of blokes have done far less and suffered mental health issues.
Your posts highlight a lack of knowledge and experience which is disappointing. I can’t be arsed reading through your REMF posts but I hope you don’t/didn’t hold a command appointment this century.
You complete screamer.
Is that a headlocker in the middle, and did they teach you to swallow ?G'wan, pull t'other one. No RAF DS would be fussed about the state of your pit. The RAF has maids to do that for you surely...
The Army has made me what I am today. I learned how to clean and dust my room and make my bed with scratchy wool blankets with proper hospital corners on the end. I only had to be shown once and it was a lesson well learned as I had to double time my bed to the company street with footlocker to set a showdown inspection al fresco.
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