It's a Joke - I think

Discussion in 'General' started by handtohand22, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. handtohand22

    handtohand22 Senior Member

    Montgomery had two junior officers he used as runners. Before the battle of El Alamein he told them to take a week off in Cairo as they would be very busy in the future.

    While on a visit to the zoo in Cairo an elephant grabbed one of their hats and ate it.

    The officers had a quick recall to Monty's HQ. When they paraded in front of Monty he inquired as to where the officers hat was.

    The young officer said, "Sir, an elephant ate it".

    To which Monty replied,"Young man, I think you better go and lie down for an hour".
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  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    After a few days of "nothing to report" in their wardiary and a cancelled operation (Operation Shears) "owing to the state of the ground"

    There's this line in the SRY wardiary for 16th December 1944 -

    "A + C Sqns “shot” their new gunners on the range."

    Followed by "CO’s Conference at Bde HQ to discuss plans for the future."
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