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Hi Donald,We have all been through the annoyance of typing a long post,and finding that everyday words are not accepted.This site appears to go over the top with it.While nobody wishes to read filth,surely words like the following should be accepted. Se*x:Co*ck,as descibing a male feathered bird:Coc*k the same:abus*e:Blood*y;and other words I have used only to find that you have to start all over again. But keep posting,and don’t be put off from it.
It does seem ludicrous when very dubious subjects are happily explored on the same web site. Surely, they can ignore the milder type of expletives or anatomical nomenclature? If not, why not? To whom do we complain? I see the ’moderator’ - whatever that position entails, is a ’Gillian Donkin ’(I think) who has herself, posted some questionable messages. I do not complain about what she has written - some of it is very amusing, I’m merely bemused by it all. Perhaps she would like to enlighten us? Donald O’Rourke.
I have pleasant memories of Bridgenorth. It was hard going but the DI’s were brilliant. They gave the right message to many a hard case and they couldn’t really be beaten at what they did. It was the cold of the winter of 1951/2 that I hated. All the Corporals did was shout at those who really needed to be shouted at. At no time did I see any violence or sadistic behaviour, it was suggested as being available to them as an alternative if required but I don’t really think so. They had few failures through their hands and worked bl**dy hard. And they wanted everyone to ’make it’. Who of us, left square bashing and didn’t think - "well, he wasn’t such a Bas**rd after all and didn’t we all do well in the end? Didn’t he prepare us for anything?" And, were you not pleased with yourself on ’passing out’? Didn’t you have a sense of achievement and even gratitude? Wouldn’t you like to think he was going to put your children through what you went through? Wouldn’t you like to see a few ’Hard Cases’ causing trouble in your home towns, handed over to one of those 6’2" impecably attired guys, looking down his nose from under the almost vertical peak of his cap, and a very loud voice? I really believe they were genuinely pleased when they had a good passing out parade. Donald O’Rourke.
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I clearly remember the train ride from Cardington to Bridgnorth, and I’m almost certain that we were taken by coach (or truck) from Bridgnorth station. I think our intake became parts of C and D Squadrons, but, on arrival, we ’spilled out’ on to A Squadron parade ground. Another thing I clearly remember is how pleasant and helpful the NCOs were when being ’kitted out’, and during the train journey. I think it was all part of the ’good-guy/bad-guy psychology before handing us into the care of NCOs from the planet Klingon.
During the final week, our opinions seemed to change, and life there has now become our fondest memories, as described by Donald.
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Yes, Byron. There were Corporals and a Fl.Lt on the train from Cardington to Bridgenorth. They were very friendly. We were taken by truck from the station at Bridgenorth and dropped off in a large hanger or drill shed. The kitbags with which we’d ben supplied, filled with our RAF Kit, arrived by lorry . The last thing we had been given - a white pint mug at the very top of each kit bag. The Cororal on the back of the lorry read out the newly painted names on the side then waited until it was just that little bit too far away to enable it to be caught.He dropped each on its top end and every mug was broken. We were allocated to groups of about 20 and I found myself in 21 Flight. It was the 30th Novenber or 1st December, 1951. The party was over. I had at least three haircuts in that first week. Donald O’Rourke. (4087605)