Western Mail, Thursday 28 December 1933, page 2
Dear "Non-Com,"-One day in Heliopolis, Paddy and I halted on the kerb to watch a party of Tommies in charge of an R.S.M. march past. I was dressed in regulation Aussie uniform, while Paddy was sporting a cap and cape, plus a very military "mo."
Spotting the difference the R.S.M. mistook Patrick for an officer, and promptly gave "Eyes left" and saluted. Paddy's face assumed a mask-like-severity. He stiffened to attention and gravely returned the salute in approved officer style. I also "shunned" till the company moved past.
"Sure, I wasn't going to let that lot be laughing at their Sargint." says Paddy - gentleman.