When I arrived at RMA Sandhurst the guy in charge of PR was a Major Park-Weir (retired) said to me “If you follow my orders, everything will be fine”. Well I am not in the forces, and explained to Mr Park-Weir, that I don’t take orders. & even if I was I wouldn’t take orders from a Retired Major.
He really took umbrage at the fact that I called him Mister.
Anyway a Cadet passed out in front of the then Brigadier General Sir Michael Jackson, the most senior officer in the British Army at the time, and I think that I had the only frames, because all of the other photographers agreed with Mr Park-Weir that they would happily photograph an ex-professional Rugby Player & the first female officer to win a prestigious award. I knew I had the picture in the bag, so didn’t agree to a posed-up photo.
So I left, and wired, anyway, a friend of mine that works at the RMA, said that the shit hit the fan & that if Park-Wier knew the name of the photographer that put the picture out, I would be barred from any future passing out parades. He still doesn’t know who I am, and I have been back a few times, but this still remains the best picture that I have had out of the RMA Sandhurst.