Biggles' Squadron and the Annual Medical

Biggles' Squadron and the Annual Medical

Postby kylie_koyote » 09 Nov 2017, 19:34

One brisk autumn day at 666 Squadron’s home base in Rawlham, Doc Lorton entered the mess followed by a no-nonsense nurse who carried a clip-board.

“Right-o chaps,” the doctor announced with rather forced cheer. “It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s due for his physical, isn’t that right, Nurse Hawkins?”

The nurse nodded wordlessly, her eyes on her clip-board, while all the officers groaned in unison.

“Now then,” continued the doctor, rubbing his hands together with what could only be called sadistic glee. “Who’s first?”
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Postby Fairblue » 09 Nov 2017, 19:37

"Come now, don't be shy," the Doctor encouraged as no one came forwards. "We don't bite."
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Postby Kismet » 09 Nov 2017, 19:38

'Squadron Leaders should show an example,' chorused the rest of the squadron.
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Postby Fairblue » 09 Nov 2017, 19:54

"Your illustrious leader isn't here at the moment," the Doctor pointed out.
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Postby Kismet » 09 Nov 2017, 20:08

Someone pushed Ginger forward, but he ducked under an outstretched arm and hid behind Angus.
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Postby Fairblue » 09 Nov 2017, 20:44

"I do," the Doctor began, looking each officer in the eye in turn, "have the authority to ground anyone who does not have his medical."
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Postby kylie_koyote » 09 Nov 2017, 21:03

There was a collective gulp.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Postby Fairblue » 09 Nov 2017, 21:14

"Now, who's...." He broke off as Toddy burst into the room. "Scramble!" He yelled
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Postby Kismet » 09 Nov 2017, 21:18

The squadron pilots sprinted.
'Excellent plan,' congratulated Taffy. 'How long before we return and say it was a false alarm?'
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Postby Fairblue » 09 Nov 2017, 21:29

Toddy blinked. "It's not a false alarm."
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Postby kylie_koyote » 09 Nov 2017, 22:44

Taffy muttered something unprintable.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
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Postby Fairblue » 09 Nov 2017, 23:10

But shot off. Doc Lorton looked at the nurse and then at Toddy. "I'll still be here when they get back."
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Postby Kismet » 10 Nov 2017, 01:15

Doc Lorton had three cups of tea and read most of his book, but was still waiting to carry out the medicals when the pilots returned.
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Postby Fairblue » 10 Nov 2017, 01:43

Unfortunately, some of the pilots had sustained injuries which required his attention. By the time he had finished, it was too late in the day to start, and Biggles had returned.
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Postby Kismet » 10 Nov 2017, 01:46

The Doctor was up bright and early for attempt two at carrying out the examinations.
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Postby Fairblue » 10 Nov 2017, 09:22

Before breakfast. The first person he saw was Biggles.
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Postby HostileCacti » 10 Nov 2017, 10:46

Doc Lorton was very pleased that cigarettes would not become dangerous for many years yet. Thus he could go straight to the more interesting issues.
There's a difference between a bad man and a good man gone wrong, answered Biggles coldly, as he turned back into the hut.
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Postby Kismet » 10 Nov 2017, 10:50

'Bend over and touch your toes,' instructed the doctor.
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Postby kylie_koyote » 10 Nov 2017, 12:13

Biggles complied, slightly bemused.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Postby Fairblue » 10 Nov 2017, 12:44

“That’s never been in the medical, Doc,”Biggles said, straightening up again.

“I know,” Doc Lorton told him, “but I wanted to see if you could do it.”
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Postby Kismet » 10 Nov 2017, 12:57

'I'm a yoga master,' Biggles told him. 'I was born in India, remember.'
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Postby Fairblue » 10 Nov 2017, 13:04

“In that case, you can give some classes. Quite a few of the Squadron have difficulties climbing into their Spits. They need to limber up.”
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Postby Kismet » 10 Nov 2017, 13:10

'Don't think I can,' Biggles responded. 'There aren't any yoga mats on the base. Wartime shortages, you know.'
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Postby Fairblue » 10 Nov 2017, 14:01

“That’s not like you to give in easily, “ the Doc remarked, taking out his stethoscope.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 10 Nov 2017, 14:22

Biggles shivered as the stethoscope was pressed against his chest.
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Postby Kismet » 10 Nov 2017, 14:40

He knew what would happen next.
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Postby Fairblue » 10 Nov 2017, 14:58

"You might have warmed your hands," he complained afterwards.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 10 Nov 2017, 14:59

"Builds character!" the doctor said cheerfully.
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Postby Kismet » 10 Nov 2017, 15:00

'And they cough better for some reason. It's easier to feel what's there.'
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Postby Fairblue » 10 Nov 2017, 15:16

"Is that the lot?" Biggles asked as the doctor started to write up his notes. "I've Squadron to run and there is a war on you know."
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