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Leadership Prospects Bircham Newton 1959

A True Story
Newly arrived sprogs were assessed for leadership qualities by the simple expedient of instructing a different individual to march their fellow intake members to breakfast.
On day three it was my turn… Taking a deep breath I gave the order.
SQUAD….. SQUAD, ATTENTION. unfortunately instead of coming out as a magnificent bellow, it came out as a squeak…37th Pay Accts found it hard to conceal their grinning faces… With my next order things got even worse.
Corporal Jimmy James nearly wet himself with laughter. Three days in and my leadership qualities were buggered.
I went on to have a fabulous happy time in the RAF …. never had to worry about promotion. 
Website Manager Note :

This Article was submitted before the author Jeff Short passed away earlier this year.

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