Although this is not a great story and I can't tell it like Geo could ...this is my experience of a shit platoon commander!!
Whilst in celle Germany my infantry battalion was mechanised (we used the Warrior)
at the time I was trained in all three roles of this vehicle
Driver,gunner and commander ...my job at this time was 2-0 (the call sign) driver of the platoon commanders vehicle!
Now bear in mind I loved my job and knew every inch of the warrior inside out!
I had been away for 3 weeks or so on a course ......(lol just remembered what the course was basic boat operators course)Me and my mate spike had "I can eat 50 eggs" prop !!
I gotta get ready for work so I'll continue this later!
*as my hero Tikay would say ......That's another story, for another time.......
I came back and whilst i had gone on said course we had a new platoon commander join our platoon.
also our platoon Sargent was away on a course so a corporal by the name of ................was acting platoon sergeant.......corporal was a complete Tw@t and a bully to the junior soldiers but to be fair he did know his stuff!!
i got back really early one morning like 5 am, checked orders and vehicle maintenance was to be done that day didn't see a point in going bed so wandered up to the vehicle shed put my overalls on and cracked on with the general maintenance of the warrior.
the rest of the platoon turned up about 8 ish
with them the new Rupert!
he done nothing more than to shout at the top of his posh voice ....words to the affect who the fuck are you touching my wagon get the fuck down and salute me to start with!
(i was a grade 1 private soldier)
then you can explain why the drivers seat is out and i want to go on a test to the ranges.
Corporal .......... then came over and asked what was going on to which the Rupert (cant remember his name for the life of me!!) replied this stupid fucking private soldier has the seat out and i want to take the wagon to the ranges!
Corporal .......replied with sir this is Williamson your driver !! listen to him because he knows this vehicle inside out which is why hes your driver!!
"wind your neck in corporal...........i want this ready to go in ten min"
Corporal.........pulled me to one side and said something like teach this prick a lesson only move when your told lets see what happens !!
so as a platoon we went on a test run to the ranges about 5 miles from camp ...4 warriors in convoy..
they look awesome an impressive sight!
so via the intercom the Rupert said turn right out of camp foot down lets go Williamson .....
i was about to tell him we should turn left then right ...when i remembered what Riley told me oops !! 4 warriors trying to turn around in the family's NAFFI car park was funny
especially as i didn't remind him a warrior can do a neutral turn
........I decided to remove the corporals name and left .......... In place
Just in case!