Western Mail, Thursday 28 September 1933, page 2
"Sikh's" yarn "No Tracing the Culprit" in the page on August 24 reminds me of an incident I saw in Barberton, Eastern Transvaal. It was about the end of the Boer War and the infantry battalion doing garrison duty there had been learning the new drill (you know, the "slope"- instead of "shoulder", and put your hands behind your back instead, of decently in front to stand-at-ease).
The R.S.M. of the battalion, an; Irishman, soon afterwards noticed a man slowly walking down the street with his hands behind his back. He fetched him up with a roar. "What the hell do you mean there by walking about Standing-at-Ease?"
J. Ryder, Lake Biddy.