Quote of the week

The RAF was a comparatively tightly organised, high tech force, by and large with more modern equipment and operational command techniques than the Navy, and more so the Army. One consequence was that they were able to collate and distill information fast for their own purposes.

The upshot was that they had more up to date PR to hand on a regular basis.

Thanks to old_rat Posted: 16 Jan 2009 17:41

Friday, 5 June 2009

Ask not for whom the bell tolls

Yes, there are one or two current and former members of the slime I am still on speaking terms with. One sadly lost his wife to cancer last week, the funeral was this afternoon.

Poignantly, the funeral was at the same place they got married at 23 years ago, at a remote Norman church on the Welsh Marshes. As she was laid to rest in a tranquil churchyard with only the sound of the birds, an Army Lynx appears over the top of the valley. Never leave you alone will they ?

She was about the same age as me,.....at funerals it is difficult not to dwell on your own mortality. It also reminds one how precious one's real friends are.

Even if they are in the bl00dy Int Corps!

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