By Ray Alcorn.
involved the Battery Sergeant Major, Warrant
Officer Class Two Bull Story, School of
Artillery, North Head, Manly NSW in early 1956.
The recruits were
in their room preparing for the major weekly
parade. Cleaning the rooms and then
dressing in our best and finest, even to the
extent of having to polish the soles of our
heavy, studded, black boots. During
this preparation I had noticed that Bull Story
was hiding on the slight rise behind our
quarters in some bushes. I could
just make him out and he was looking into our
room. I lost sight of him and went
on preparing. Gunner Gallagher had
run out of socks and he only had a red civilian
pair clean. Someone suggested that
he wear them underneath his gaiters etc.
afterwards, we were all on parade and Bull Story
was inspecting. Gunner Gallagher was
standing next to me. Bull Story came
up to him, looked him over and then said
"Gunner, open your mouth". We were
all dumbfounded by the BSM's request but Gunner
Gallagher opened his mouth. Bull
Story looked into Gunner Gallagher's mouth then
yelled at him in a gruff voice "get those bloody
red socks off and report to the Orderly
realised that Bull Story must have seen
everything from his hiding place in the bushes.