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Robert Priddy’s Disreputable Air-Signaller Training

Posted on: November 18, 2009

Robert Priddy’s Disreputable Air-Signaller Training

Robert Priddy (a caustic critic of Sathya Sai Baba and others) deleted a story about his air-signaller training in the R.A.F. in 1955-6 while stationed at Swanton Morley, near Dereham, Norfolk. The reason Priddy deleted this page was probably because he didn’t want everyone to read how he “feigned incompetence” and was dismissed from his 9 year contract to serve in the National Service. Priddy planned on how to “get the chop” and purposely made his logbook into a “glorious hodge-podge of every kind of omission and futile mistake”. Priddy said that he had “a certain guilt in my having feigned incompetence when I was actually about 95% capable”. The end result? Priddy got the “chop” he sought and became a “Z reservist” (the last group to be called in the event of a war). Which was “quite a boon!”, as Priddy blurted.

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