The joy of being alongside the very best senior officers was that they never really thought of themselves as senior officers, merely a young captain who had got a bit older and had been lucky in the lottery of life.He would have appreciated that. I've seen quite a bit of Pike snr - although now it's normally at funerals unfortunately. The last time was at my other half's remembrance bash.
Thus they had an air about them that was on the same plane as the ordinary tom, and would bum a fag off them and chat away with young NCOs like it was the most natural thing in the world.
Which, to them, it was.