Boots & Bullsh*t


For Queen and Country

Scene: Parade ground, RAF Hereford. Circa 1954.

Drill Sergeant……..“Squaaa………d……Stand-aaat……….Ease!”

“This morning you will be marched to the Main Gate where a National Blood Transfusion van is waiting. Each one of you will give a pint of blood!” There was a moment of deathly silence………followed by an Airman coming to attention with a crash of heel on the gravel. “Sergeant, I am not allowed to give blood”. The earth stills. The Drill Sergeant also……..for a few seconds. All eyes turn on his gleaming brass buttons and boots. Quivering, but not moving his position, he bellowed, “Airman, you are wearing the Queen’s uniform. When wearing the Queen’s uniform, be prepared to give ALL your blood, not just one f****** pint!!”

“Squ….aad….Aaaa….ten…Shun!! Right….Turn!! By the left…….Quick march!!”

Ex-RAF 4144279 Mr. J. Green. Brixham.


Boots & Bullsh*t can be purchased as a book with all proceeds shared by
The Royal Leicestershire Regimental Museum Appeal Fund and the Royal British Legion.



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