Not an officer or a joiner

1 May 2022 | Humankind | 0 comments

It was the first failure (Mons Officer Training Unit, Aldershot) I’d ever had, but it was salutary.

I had begun my National Service as a committed Christian, a Conservative and, I’m sure, a prig.

Now priggishness apart, I was none of these things quite,

and though I did not know it at the time it had cured me for life of any desire to join.


Alan Bennett (1934- ), 2016.

Notes from the Compiler


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