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Hi Barbara

Never came across that one. Your Mum must have brought you up to be a polite young lady not like the brutal and licentious lot that we were?
Bill
My favourite was the Shell Petrol Guard. 8 days in the back of beyond, no one ever came, sun bathing, reading book, eating like Kings...just great.
The most exciting was the Wire Guard. All that copper wire that ran from Moascar to Fayid was so tempting to the Klifty Wallahs. We would sit in the Signals Control Cabin through out the night waiting for the cable to be cut and then it was a mad dash in a 15cwt to shoot at anything that moved near the location we had been given.
C in Cs Guard was a bit of a pain. All the bull and sometimes as Subaltern of the Guard tea and cucumber sandwiches with " her indoors".

As you say Happy Days

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