By Lt Col Masood Alam (Retd), 2nd SSC
Editor’s Note: Lt Col Masood Alam (Retd) is from Air Defence. After the retirement, he has settled in Karachi.
I attended Company Commander Course in School of Infantry & Tactics Quetta in the second half of 1982. During a night march the DS asked the group leader (who was getting 85% marks in the course and was tipped to top the course), “Which method you are adopting for direction keeping?”
He replied, “Sir, I am using the compass.”
The DS asked, “What is the bearing on which you are going?”
The prompt reply came “Sir, 380 Degrees.” All students burst into a big laughter.
The officer was also related to a DS. Though he did not top the Course but later left for secondment to Saudi Arabia.
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