You were unfortunate to just miss me as I joined Drake 39 Mess in the Short Covered Way early November 61. As you can see my cap was not spiked ever, smart was it not. Must have been different Instructors
Yes the picture was taken in the area between 38 and 39 mess but as evidence of how the standards of cap appearances had dropped between Oct. 61 and Nov. 61 and bow waves were the height of fashion, I offer you this Fisky photo of the 1st. Sea Lords Piping Party on his Divisions at G. in 62. I am the fourth TROG in the front rank.
Of the ten lads clearly seen in the picture I am in touch with six, two have crossed the bar. Mick Godber the Badge Boy in charge has fallen off the radar.
Please note all have nice bow wave as befitting of TROGS of the 61/62 era.