Distant Memories of a Grapple Guy

I was a National Service chap, got called up (after getting deferred for several years) in November 1955, spent 2 weeks training at Malvern and another 4 at Worcester. As I was a Quantity Surveyor they then sent me to Brompton Barracks, Chatham to go on a Quantity Surveying Course but after a week or so there they discovered that they had too many Quantity Surveyors (typical army organising!) and not enough jobs to go round.