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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:59 am

Toddy came running up to Biggles, his face displaying considerable agitation.

"Sorry, sir," he announced, "I'm afraid the Air Commodore is waiting on the phone and wants to talk with you personally."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:44 am

Biggles cursed but ran to the office. Before the Air Commodore could speak Biggles waded in with what had just happened at his airfield and respectfully asked if the Air Commodore's business could wait.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by StoneRoad » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:57 am

"In that case, Bigglesworth, I'll come down to Rawlham" Raymond announced "as quickly as I can"
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:02 am

Biggles groaned, but at least he was spared the trip to London. He went outside again and hoped it wasn't long before his squadron turned up. A few of the Lancaster crew were found to have had injuries they hadn't bothered reporting and the escort planes had been badly shot up too.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by StoneRoad » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:50 am

Symth and his ack-emmas did a certain amount of shuffling to get the visiting planes under cover, the Lanc proving difficult being much larger than anything else, but hanging some spare netting over the nose and cockpit helped.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:09 am

By the time Raymond showed up, order had - more or less - been restored. As much as it ever was at 666 Squadron.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
"That's better."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:18 am

Biggles returned to his office, confident that Algy, Bertie and Angus were overseeing the return of the rest of 666 from their exercise around the local countryside. He thought he'd have time to have a "chat" with Taffy before Raymond arrived and asked Toddy to collect and deliver the wayward squadron member.

Taffy entered Biggles' office, saluted, remained at attention and awaited his doom. At least this time, there was no audience.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:03 pm

Biggles regarded Taffy for a moment before he spoke. When he did, Taffy felt Biggles' tongue was cutting him to flinders.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:24 am

"Since you cannot possibly excuse your escapade," Biggles finally finished, "and continue to behave like a school boy rather than a responsible, commissioned officer, I shall treat you as one."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 am

Taffy almost visibly trembled. He definitely hadn't foreseen that and only hoped Biggles wouldn't make him wear short trousers.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:53 am

But Biggles had more dire plans for Taffy's immediate future. He hid his satisfied grin as he watched the unfortunate younger man squirming.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 am

"You're not serious, sir!" Taffy protested, as Biggles outlined what exactly that would mean.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:49 am

Biggles assured Taffy that he was quite serious.

"But the other chaps will laugh at me!" Taffy cried.

A slow smile spread across Biggles' face. "Yes."
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
"That's better."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:55 am

"Except when you're on Ops, of course," Biggles added, in a serious tone. "I rather think we need you to be Pilot Officer Hughes for those."
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:47 pm

“But...” Taffy’s further protest died on his lips as he saw the completely uncompromising expression on his C.O.’s face.

“When do I start?” He asked weakly.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:33 am

"Right away," Biggles replied. He looked at his watch. "You might just have time to do those lines before you have an early tea."
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:50 am

Taffy saluted and dolefully returned to the Mess, having retrieved a copy of the King’s Regulations relating to behaviour of commissioned officers in the RAF. He wondered if he could complete today’s number of lines without anyone noticing.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 am

In this, he was doomed to disappointment.

Ginger, at least, was sympathetic.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
"That's better."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 pm

Taffy confided to him what Biggles had lined up. "100 lines!'" he protested. "I have to copy this line 100 times ," he showed Ginger the appropriate reference from the King's Regulations. "In my neatest handwriting. And that's only the beginning, look you!"
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:27 pm

Ginger, although sympathetic, had difficulty hiding his grin. He also found it was very hard not to say, yet again, “Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

Just then Tug walked in followed by the rest who had been called back to base from their exercise.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:24 pm

"What's this? Writing to your girlfriend?" Before Taffy knew what was happening Tug had whisked the sheet of paper away and was reading it avidly.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by StoneRoad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:53 pm

"Give that back, now" snapped Ginger
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:06 pm

"Who made you the boss?" Tug retorted to Ginger as he moved away from him.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:47 pm

"Why on earth are you writing out the King's Regulations?" asked Tug after a few seconds of incredulous reading. He still held the paper annoyingly out of reach.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:56 pm

Taffy made an uncomplimentary reply just as Biggles walked in with the Air Commodore.
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