This is something I posted sometime ago, when recounting the St. Aloysius Teachers who I had been taught by and the year/yeas I had been in their Class.
[b]55/56 Harry Brennan,
An ex RAF serviceman, tall with the short debonair moustache and always nicely groomed hair and always smart. He was well liked and fascinated us with his Service tales. The one I always recollect which I have recited to my own sons is the one, where Harry and his mates when in the Air force (in Canada - as I recollect) they were told they could have a special week-end leave if their Barrack Room (dormitory) passed a cleanliness inspection. They worked tirelessly to ensure the dormitory was spotless, the inspection was all but over and as the Officer was leaving the dormitory he passed his hand over the top of the door, which of course was covered with dust - he denied their week-end leave. Whether true or not we hung on every word. In his class you rarely got the cane - you got the servicemanís punishment of having to hop up and down (on your hunkers) on the 22 yard stretch of lawn outside the Prefab building we were in, during break periods. It was worse than any cane. Lastly and very importantly he was our sports and football teacher under whom we had considerable success.
May RIP Sir.
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