"Per Ardua Ad Astra."
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More of the madman please,we had one as well,used to make the fire piquet parade with the defaulters at 2200 although we had done no wrong.Said I had dirty greatcoat buttons and gave me an extra parade at 2300!
Quoting: john daly
The night duties were the worst for me as we walked around the camp, as Scouse said, with Pick axe handles . quite what we were supposed to do with íem i donít know. We had 2 hours on and 4 hours kip but had to sleep in your gear including Greatcoat, webbing belt and boots. We also had a Flt Ltnt. who when he was duty officer used to make the Fire Piquet drill on the Parade ground during the night. ( he was a Bloody Lunatic, i could write a book about this madman).
I think there will be some good stories to come out of this †and hope we get some more extracts from this mans letters.
Nil carburandum ad desperandum