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The Fighter Pilot
AL (1928 / mountain Ash South Wales UK)

The Fighter Pilot

Poem By archie langford

In `39 when war begun I thought I`d fight the Hun,
So I left my job as a trainee chef,
And thinking `twould be my lot to become a fighter pilot,
I went along to join the RAF.

First I had to go before the MO,
He said, “Right fellow take your trousers off,
Let`s make sure your three piece sweet is all working and complete
His hands were freezing and they made me cough

The bit I liked the best was the intelligence test
The examiner said, “These questions sure are tough,
Tell me what`s one plus one”. I answered three for fun
He said, “You`re wrong fellow but you`re near enough”.

Then there came the training all the struggle all the straining,
The square bashing, all the bull shine, all the sweat,
But when it came to flying that`s when I came near to dieing,
When the pilot said, “This one you wont forget”.

He went into a stall that made my belly crawl,
He turned and gave me such a wicked grin,
Then he looped the loop and I felt me eyeballs poop,
And me low balls! what a state that they were in.

If he had flown two inches lower he`d have hit the bloody tower
I was screaming, “Take me down oh take me down”.
Then his next spin was so tight that me face went ashen white,
And me legs a nasty shade of chocolate brown

My heart ceased to pound when we touched the ground,
The pilot said, “ I`m not taking you again,
First you start to yell and then that bloody awful smell,
It`s going to take me a week to clean me plane”.

And so I was demoted and unanimously voted
Worst of all the second raters,
And so for me my war became one bloody awful bore,
Peeling simply millions of taters.

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Comments (3)

Cant wait to read this one to my husband when he comes in - - it is really funny and Archie I can just imagine you reading some of these gems to your friends and mates at one time or another.... I bet you have had folks rolling on the floor......great read.....and 10 of course, , , , , , , from Fay.
This is brilliantly hilarious and hilariously brilliant. I found it wonderful to read and I have laughed at it all and enjoyed the trip. what a great poem, this is going to my favourites right away, and a 10 vote from me too. Thanks for writing it. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
Nice one Archie. I woke up this morning and found airplanes and gliders all over the lawn! Bloody wife left the landing light on again! Danny