Brandy and Kim
By Henry Wynne and Martin (Strings) Stringer
The following is a true story about the two Mascots 'Brandy and Kim'. This story has been kindly submitted by Henry Wynne and Martin (Strings) Stringer.
WHAT... Have our beloved Brandy and Kim put down....
You have never seen or heard such a change of atmosphere between the ranks. Everyone was muttering 'just try it sunshine'. Anyway Sammy was a very switched on guy and knew that he had dropped an almighty clanger with the lads. After the parade he came over and spoke to me, Martin (Strings) Stringer and a group of the guys and asked, 'Who owns those dogs'? I said '1 and 2 Sqn's, Sir'. He replied 'which one is ours'? I said 'the black one, Brandy, sir', he replied 'oh well young stringer at least our dog was doing the Turking, tell the boys the dog stays'.
Sammy from that day could not and did not put a foot wrong. Sammy was a great man and a great leader of men. As for Brandy and Kim, they continued to live as man and dog for many years, and the camaraderie between the two was something to behold. They always took fair turns on who would do the Turking and who would be on the receiving end. I have often wondered to this day what would have happened on the square all those years ago if Brandy had been receiving and not transmitting.