DIRECTORATE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
By: Various Contributors
From Gordon Wyatt - circa 1970's
I was sitting at my bench one day alongside Ray Guiver WT. Ray later left the Directorate to work in comms for the AA in Basingstoke. It was pay day and somebody was just going around handing out the pay slips.
Ray and I got ours, but suddenly Ray uttered some expletives and rushed to the telephone, all very unusual as Ray was a very quiet guy.
Everybody in the workshop heard Ray say pu pu pu put it in my dddd deposit aaaaaccount p p p p lease. Ray did not stutter at all, but after the call, it soon came to light what had happened.
The bank manager explained to Ray that there had been a mistake in his pay. He went on to say that Ray's pay slip may well have said his pay was over £100,000 that month but if fact the transfer was indeed an error at around £300,000 and no way could he transfer a 1/3 of a million to Ray's account for even one day.
We did however go on to win a grand or so on the pools, something like 256 quid each.