It is good to be proud of your service,
Remembering what you have done.
The trials and the tribulations,
The telling of which is such fun.
But time tends your memories to alter,
Contextual fogs shroud the fact,
Thus sometimes your tales tend to falter
And your audiences cease to react.
In ways that you were expecting,
And on Facebook persuasion’s perverse
So that often when saying the one thing
We broadcast to all the reverse.
By Michael Shave
CAPTION: Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie (rear) and No 2 Flight Training Squadron instructor Squadron Leader Shannon McGuckin give the thumbs up before a flight in a PC-21 at RAAF Base Pearce. Photo by Petty Officer Yuri Ramsey – digitally altered by CONTACT.