Rank Humour


Between 1965 and 1959 I served in the Suez with the R.A.S.C. I was assistant Chief Clerk in the General Office dealing with all Regimental administration matters. This included postings to other units etc. As a practical joke to see if anyone would be stupid enough to apply, we pinned up the following notice on the Standing Orders board:

'WANTED, volunteer Rickshaw Drivers in the Federation of Malayan Forces. Anyone interested should apply in writing to the General Office.'

We received four applications. It's said there's one born every minute.

Mr. Gordon G. Rostron. Blackpool.

Rank Humour can be purchased as a book with all proceeds shared by
The Royal Leicestershire Regimental Museum Appeal Fund and the Royal British Legion.