Colchester Bed Card
By Rabbi Burns RAF Regiment
Rabbi served 12 years in the RAF Regiment from 1954 to 1966. He served in Egypt, Cyprus, Aden, UK, Cyprus 2nd Tour, Libya, Malta, UK, Singapore, Borneo, and UK. He was Demobbed April 1966 at RAF Catterick.
MY NAUGHTY ESCAPADE WHICH SENT ME TO COLCHESTER'
When we returned from Libya there was a notice on P.O.R.'s for N.C.O.'s to be interviewed for Military Prison Staff with a promotion to Sergeant if successful, so I applied. The interviews were taking place at RAF UXBRIDGE and all went well and I was successful, there was a Dance in the NAAFI on the Friday night so we went, I was dancing with a WRAF and this Welsh guy came up to us. He said that is my Fiancée your are with so I said that I didn't know and sorry, he then said that Scotsmen should not be allowed to be near white women never mind dance with them. I lost it and decked him and the next thing I know Snowdrops, so many in fact I thought I was in a blizzard, surrounded me. I did not notice he was wearing a red sash as he was the duty Corporal, so I was charged with assault and sent back to Sealant where I went up before the C.O then the Station Commander and finally a District Court Martial again. I got reduced to the ranks and 84 days detention in Colchester.
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