Ernest Brough - Refusing a promotion

Running time
55 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I did a six-weeks commando course up in Syria and when I come back, I was told to pick up my own company at a certain area and get in there and I did, I got in there. They wanted me to be a lieutenant. I refused it. I didn't, no way, you'd be out on the front, leader, and the enemy know that whoever they are.

The one that's out in front is the leader and if they can knock your leader off that was halfway there for them, you see. I never ever showed up but the boys used to let me do the thing but I didn't go for pips.

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