Saturday, February 23, 2008

The winds of change.....

'It takes a brave woman to do that, you're alot braver than me.'
'No i'm not, I wouldn't sign up.'
'What i'm doing isn't brave, it's stupid, and as a result of no other options.'
'Just answer me one last question before you leave, are you really the idot you seem to be?'
'So long, take care of yourself.'

As you sat in the exam, it dawned on you that you weren't interested in what you were writing on the paper, you didn't even care about arguing the point any more, or answering the question. All you knew was that you were sat amongst people who you didn't know, faces without names, but not just that, faces without voices, or stories.

You finished the exam without any emotion at all, then you got up out of your chair, put on your coat and walked out, without a word. You knew what you had to do, you had been putting it off for so long, so you just went through with it, you filled out the application forms and you decided that this was the right time.

It took six months to go through the process, and about a month ago, you enlisted in your new life, in an organisation that you are so very proud to be part of, it's reputation second to none, you have alot to prove, to yourself most of all.

One thing is certain, you will always be humbled by those who went before you:

'The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.'

Winston Churchill


At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you've gone RAF, good luck to you.


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