Jesus Boab Oswald Mosley is hardly representative of the average Brit! Why does everything have to be so extreme?
My grandfather was a forester but got drafted and ended up in North Africa in ww2, 2 things I'm sure of ....
1. I'm sure he wasn't there thinking "need to do my bit for Oswald Mosley"
2. He'd rather have been planting trees in Scotland than getting fucking shot
We ain’t all bad mate.The Army life was my life for my first 13 years. My father was a soldier for 25 years. As a child I lived in Edinburgh, Germany, Penicuik, Hong Kong and Colchester. When we came back from HK (1974) my Dad decided I should go to a military boarding school Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, which is free for the sons (daughters now too) of Scottish soldiers, sailors and airmen. A terrible place where we were beaten with shoes and forced to take freezing cold showers while a teacher (a now dead Paedophile called Ben Phillips) watched.
When my mum ( she from good Fenian stock) and dad divorced in 1978 my mum rescued me and brought me back to Dundee with her. I went from strict military discipline to a High School in the worst Dundee housing scheme. A real culture shock.
I have had an aversion to all things British since my four years at that school.
Took until my thirties ( and loads o drugs) for the anger and hate to leave me.