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In the early sixties I was posted to 35 Bridging Coy R.A.S.C. the platoon I was to join and take over. The section was out on a NATO exercise and the Platoon Commander felt it was a good idea I go with the domestic driver when he took for food rations to the different sections for me to get acquainted with the lay of the land. Secret password for the day was 'Roast Beef'. Reply, 'Yorkshire Pudding'. I was being driven along a rough forest track when an armed member of the R.E stopped us and said to the driver, "Roast Beef!!" The driver promptly replied, "Don't be a pratt, - it's stew, the same as yesterday!"
Eddie Pittaway. Longlevens, Gloucester.
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