I wonder if any lads from Liverpool, Manchester, or Birmingham ever had a post office cadet force in their city. We had one in London and we was allowed an extra weeks holiday a year to attend camp, and some long weekend's. Just filled in a special leave form and away you went. Talking about forms do you recall the P18 we called them skins, you'd get one for not wearing a hat or taking to long on your round, you could never win. Other forms included the E docket and the Railex which were great as you went out of your area, the only problem with the railex is if it turned up at 6 30pm.
Do you remember when you summer jackets were first issued, they was made of khaki and was nice and cool and could roll up the sleeves. The best coat was the donkey jacket great for all weather's. Remember the pea soupers in the winter we was given smog masks, it got so thick at times you had to get off and walk.
Well eventually all good things come to an end and on the day before my 18th birthday I returned to the uniform stores and handed back my belt and pouch, the leggings and still a stinking but this time plastic cape.