At the end of basic training the big day came around. We would pass out by marching in review order before the Station Commander who would take the salute. Our DIs had by now begun to soften a little as they knew we were going to put on a good show. They must have been pretty proud of each group they processed and we were all trying to ensure our Flight would be the best in the Squadron.
After the parade we were virtually finished with training and were given postings to our new camps where we would enter trade training or for some it was posting straight to an operational unit. Some were posted overseas from day 1 and there were mixed feelings dependent on where you were going. The Far East was considered a favourite whilst postings to the Canal Zone or Aden were not well received. My posting was to the major Transport Command operational unit at RAF Lyneham.