Officer to squad sergeant - 'Ah Sgt Brown - have
just received a telegramme concerning recruit Smith's
mother who has recently passed away - please tell
the chap to take 2 weeks compassionate leave.'
'SIRRRRRRRR - SQUAD - SQUAD - SHUN - Smith
TAKE A FORTNIGHT'S COMPASSIONATE LEAVE
YER FATHER'S JUST KICKED THE BUCKET
- NOW DOUBLE AWAY SMARTLY - EFT -
- ITE - EFFFT - AND SWING THOSE ARMS.'
A month on and a similar parade ground scene -
Ah Sgt Brown - more bad news about Pte Smith
I'm afraid - this time his mother's died - please
let him go for 2 weeks as was the earlier case-
and Sgt Brown - try to do it nicely this time I think
Pte Smith was quite upset the way you spoke to
him before - Sir I'll use my best charm this time -
'PARADE, PARADE, SHUN - ALL THOSE WITH FATHERS
ONE PACE FORWARD MARCH - SMITH WHERE THE
HELL D'YER THINK YOU'RE GOING - NOW DOUBLE AWAY'