a squadron leader
who came from the RAF unit
at Harrogate once a fortnight
to teach us about
the history of the RAF
how you could do certain things,
And I remember his.
He was a pleasant chap.
He'd been a been retired for
flying corps had been retired
but he used to treat us
used to take us for
and they had silhouettes on the wall.
They had things flying across the screen
and you had to identify these aircraft.
he told us
what was port side
And Barnes could never get this.
And this chap and this squadron
I can remember him getting so exasperated
at the fact he couldn't understand
which was port and which was starboard
and he banged his
fist on the table
Port damn it!
Port! The way you passed it after dinner
and Barnes just looked at him
he’d never had port after dinner
he didn’t know what he was talking about,
but it was a great source of amusement