Alf was my SSM when I was acting Troop Sgt RHQ Troop in Hohne, he was always helpful and made me laugh on a number of occasions with his wit. One time in a particularly winters day snowing heavily he said "if it was like this tomorrow Troop Parades". Next day very much the same as the day before so I had a Troop Parade. A few minutes later I had the Squadron Runner in the Stores saying Alf wanted to see me so off I trot to get the biggest bollocking off Alf for not turning up for Squadron Parade so I repeated what he said on the previous morning to which he said "he decides when the weather bad not a Troop Corporal" The next day I had the Troop Parading outside the Squadron Block and Alf opens his window and looks out with a big grin on his face and shouts "I said when the weather is bad Troop Parades are you stupid or something?" A true SSM in every sense.
A good bloke. RIP and my condolences to Glo and his family and friends. Mac