This is all very well and that, but has anyone mentioned yet that the RLC Conductor is the senior soldier in the mob?
Was the RMP RSM wearing circa 1940 BD?I have an enduring memory of being accosted by an RMP RSM out side the cook house at Sennelager. The Lt. Col in charge of the Sennelager hunt asked me to collect stale bread from the cook house to feed the ducks on one of the lakes. The Master Chef told me when I asked for the Col's stale bread: "Its all stale when it gets here , mate".
The RMP RSM who accosted me outside the cookhouse told me that I was stealing rations to feed ducks and that the bread should be made into nutritious food like bread pudding and stuffing and things.
The boring cu nt.
You missed out the bloody great towed conveyor. I had to tow one from Middlesbrough (for 50 Ord) to Catterick along the back roads. God knows how cars travelling in the opposite direction didn't wipe themselves out as the back of the conveyor swung into the opposite carriageway at every bend.Antars
Girl Class Tugs
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Close the thread. I am all sad now.
Must have been before my time. But by all means add it to the list.You missed out the bloody great towed conveyor. I had to tow one from Middlesbrough (for 50 Ord) to Catterick along the back roads. God knows how cars travelling in the opposite direction didn't wipe themselves out as the back of the conveyor swung into the opposite carriageway at every bend.
RIP Sir.Mike Dunne, for those of you who never knew him, was a shining example of what we are now missing. Mike was for many years a staff officer in HQ BAOR, latterly as an RO. He used to manage the BAOR stock of vehicle spares, in particular engines and major assemblies in the eightys and ninetys.
His knowledge of his subject, and indeed most aspects of the supply system, was encyclopaedic. He not only knew how "the system" worked, but why it worked and how to fix it when it went wrong. Budgetry contraints apart, the system did work and Op Granby would not have happened the way it did if it were not for his efforts...
His advice was always sound and was saught and heeded at all levels of command. There is a certain young captain who will be forever in debt for the advice and insights into the "dark arts" that were passed on.
Agreed, although in Mike's case I am not sure you could ever repeat what he was able to achieve..RIP Sir.
However this just proves the maxim: the graveyards are full of indispensable people