In Reply to: Re: You can't make it up posted by Dawn Hurst on Sun, Jul 17 2022 at 06:34 AM CDT:
: : far from it tony you are not miserable ,i look back on things and i think things could of been made to be easier .I think sometimes the hierachy could of made things easier for the troops.With some of the ruperts whatever they done wrong they would always blame someone else.Iremember a time when iwas on guard duty and the officers played mess rugby and smashed the officers mess up ,nothing was done .If iwould of done what the officers of done i would of got jailed.Iwas always taught write is write wrong is wrong.
: Well talking about officers mess, my dad basically never went unless it was an order......hence once a month had to go to a dinner all dressed up, my dad didn't suffer fools lightly.....he was always home early couldn't stand all the stupid shenanigans and I'm guessing they didn't care who had to clean up......one incident was Wishire took out his glass eye and it was being played like a marble!
: Mum didn't like going, much preferred the Sgts mess. One next door neighbour won't mention any names never spoke even if she was in the garden same time as mum! Yet others were great, I'm sure it had to do with breeding as I used to babysit the colemans with Malcolm who was a pre and one time all of us were on the floor looking for escaped Guinea pig So!
Your father was totally different Dawn. He came up through the ranks from WW2. He could always see how moronic way some officers behaved, certainly, he wouldn’t have joined in with them.
Also, he treated the normal ordinary soldier as a human being, that meant that the other ranks respected him enormously. I never met a soldier who had any bad word about him.
As for the next door neighbour, your Mum would never want to speak to her any way, some of those Rupert wives were ‘up their own rear end’
It’s nice to hear from you Dawn, keep the messages coming!
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