We received this from John Craig of Thorold, Ont.:
During basic training with an infantry regiment, a tall, thin, university student passed all the written examinations with ease. But rifle drill and arduous physical training were beyond his capabilities.
When the course ended, the sergeant instructor announced that this student was going to officers’ training school because of his university background and added: “I am sure you will make a fine officer, because you’ll never be a soldier.”