A little bit of “cheeky” military humour to see out the old year – please excuse the brashness but this is typical of military humour.
Here a South African Air Force Alouette III helicopter’s Flight Engineer/Gunner gives a typical response to fellow crew members flying alongside.
Not found in the Public Relations photographs in the SADF at the time. However in the light of combatants fighting far away from home, and in need of some light banter to alleviate the seriousness of combat on the Angolan border, who can blame them … “boys will be boys”.
Photo courtesy of the SAAF Alouette crew veterans fraternity.