The ancient and honourable society of goosites

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The ancient and honourable society of goosites

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Joke certificate admitting arrant Officer Sparkes to the society.

Date

1970-12-11

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One printed certificate mounted on an album page

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PSparkesW17010049

Transcription

The Ancient and Honorable [sic] Society of Goosites

[caricature drawing of a goose beside a sign stating London 2310 Ml.]

Be it known to all good service personnel of all nations that Warrant Officer Ned Sparkes has been admitted as a full member of the Ancient and Honorable [sic] Society of Goosites having completed a tour of duty in Goose Bay, Labrador. This member has passed the vacant eye and dazed look test, can wear long underwear for six months with the minimum amount of scratching, has heard distinctly twenty train whistles, has played bingo and the slot machine consistently without winning, is always griping about the food, barracks, regulations, overdue postings, lack of consideration, etc., and has picked up the nervous twitch characteristic of the north.

It is therefore decreed that full membership be granted to the society by virtue of the powers invested in my office, and have placed my signature to these presents, given this 11TH day of DECEMBER in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and SEVENTY.

[signature]

Brother Long Neck and Bulbous Beak
Chief Goose

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“The ancient and honourable society of goosites,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 28, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36370.

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