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For goodness sake, do not model yourself on the author of "Bugles and a Tiger." (unsure about the naming and shaming policy when it comes to authors).
When I read it as a civvy prior to RMAS I thought he was a very swept up chap; especailly during his times in HQs before the war. I now work in an HQ and realise that he was a remorseless thruster. Going on like that is a very effective way of alienating your platoon from the word go!
Quartered Safe out here - George MacDonald Fraser. Memoirs of the Burma campaign as a private soldier/lance-jack before he commissioned into the Gordons. A brilliant book. I'll also second the McAuslan books he wrote.