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Steve Lake

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a little something from my RAF days ...
« on: August 05, 2021, 09:08:42 AM »
RAF African deployment.

A new Commanding Officer was sent to an African jungle airfield to relieve the retiring detachment CO. After welcoming his replacement and showing the usual courtesies (gin and tonic, cucumber sandwiches) that protocol decrees, the retiring Wing commander said, "You must meet my Station Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Smithers, my right-hand man, God, he's really the strength of this unit. His talent is simply boundless." Smithers was summoned and introduced to the new CO who was surprised to meet a crooked, toothless, scabbed and pockmarked specimen of humanity, with three strands of hair on his head – But immaculately dressed, a particularly unattractive man of less than three foot tall. "Smithers, old man, tell your new CO about yourself." "Well, sir, I have had a long and successful career in the RAF, I Initially joined the RAF Regiment and during my career I won the Military Cross and Bar and three DSO's after 12 months of expeditions behind enemy lines. I've represented Great Britain in all sorts of sporting events and won Gold Medals in the middleweight division boxing, archery, wrestling and 2 golds in the Olympic games. I have researched the history of.............................." Here the Wing Commander interrupted, "Yes, yes, never mind all that Smithers, Your new CO can read all that in your personnel file.

Tell him what happened that day when you slapped our local Witch Doctor and told him to "F*** O** you mumbo jumbo mechanic"