when U took over command I was beeing whweled around th establishment. Nit that I needed it as I had spent a number of years in the same place as Ops Officer.
but I was doing my thing, pressing the flesh and getting the brief on depatment after department.
in the TQMs I was exposed to a full on battering over lifting tackle ins pections and the intricacies of the F88 (lifting tackle register). On completion I was invited to ask questions.
"As CO" I asked " am I entitled to a G10 watch? "
"Hang on a minute Sir" said the RSM, scudding out of the stores office to return 5 minutes later, complete with G10 watch, still sweaty from whichever wrist it had been wrestled from.
as he handed it over he gave the TQM the scowl that would have killed a civilian. ..
I have had a G10 watch since I was a LanceJack (still got a CWC lying around somewhere) and every rank since. I graduated to an Aircrew watch (as a groundie) when I became AAC.
I suppose there are marked differences between the r
Rank & File and the DE community after all