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Senior Officers CVs

You know the thing- in headquarter buildings everywhere- cheesy picture of the Man sitting at his desk with a one sider on his career so far.

Now the thing they all have in common is that the last paragraph is always on their hobbies and interests and it's always used to try and show a bit of humour or an esoteric streak or what have you. some are quite funny: "Brig XXX hunts, shoots or fishes anything that crawls, flies or swims". Some are a bit odd- there's one in 1 Div that describes the Brog's father's wartime heroics in some detail before starting on the Brig. One I once saw was a gleaming bit of social climbing: " XXX is married to A*****, daughter of Her Majesty's Ambassador to XXX" ooh-ooh-ooh aren't we posh!

Are there any others examples of wit or any that would be right in Private Eye's Pseuds Corner out there?
I saw one recently, LI officer, which listed the amazing number of things he had nearly done: eg supported ground force operations during Op TELIC 1 = commanding a company guarding US aircraft at RAF AKrotiri!
What's new? CVs in all fields are like that. The oddest I've seen is "Brig.???? X enjoys house destruction" WTF is house destruction? It was printed in a booklet prior to a conference here and the speaker was Brigadier one thing or the other.

Door_Bundle_Mk2 said:
"kite flying"!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
These are all real:

His interests are inevitably subordinated to the support of demanding teenagers and a house in xxxx but include; most sports (particularly rugby), occasional sailing, clay pigeon shooting, infrequent appearances on the ski slopes and most kinds of music.

His interests include family, keeping fit (a losing battle) and recent military history.

...his current interests include swimming, reading, travel (including to his house in Australia) and horticulture. He is a British Orchid Council judge.

He plays most sports badly

...they have two rambunctious boys (x and x) aged 5 and 3 years respectively. What little spare time he has is spent flying fixed-wing microlight aircraft.

Amongst his interests are malt whisky...

He is married to x and attempts to finance two teenage daughters

He was recently married to x; they have a son aged 12 months and are awaiting the arrival of their second child, taking care of any aspiration for retirement but offering two perfect excuses to pass on a lingering interest in boats, fish and parachutes
One commander was described as a devotee of "Coronation Street". This proved quite handy for nicknames and the like - "Objective Sharples" etc

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