Posted: 27/08/2016 at 15:40
Some things I will never get. Office speak? out of the Box, Blue Sky Thinking, At the end of the Day, how on this earth did I manage to run both military and Civvy offices without resorting to such silly sentences. As to Bonding, every one cuddle? sing the song for the day or works anthem? all go Paint Gun Playing, well I did use guns, Real Bullets, far better result. Golf definitely a good walk spoilt, better off walking the pooch.
Three of the lads in the family have motor bikes, they were discussing a long distance ride from Stockton to Whitby then on to Scarborough and back over the moors. Maps were out mileage worked out times set. I sat listening and never said a word_______ about the six winter months I rode from Aldershot to Stockton after parade on Friday then back again after lunch Sunday. It was during the winter of 1955 cold wet snow and ice, I had waterproof trousers a leather coat and helmet apart from the odd stop to warm up it was in one go each way every time. Six months later it was back to the Desert.
Motor bikes fast cars were all the same to me they got you from A to B, we did the Defensive and Offensive driving course with the London Met, they came to us and were more interested in firing our machine guns. A mornings driving a liquid lunch in the Mess then a very interesting afternoon, we set up a row of weapons plenty of ammo and took off in their cars, bumps dents and grazes were part of the course. Having learned to drive in trucks they were my first and last love everything else were classed as toys.