Letter about Restricted Trannie Gan
Island Post 19th May 1972
It seems a pity to read in Orders today that each Repat can now only have four mates to see him off
After nine months here, everyone makes plenty of friends
and he naturally wants to say farewell to them.
The traditional line of friends at the front door
is your last memory of Gan. (Those fairies in 6 SU
take it a bit
far mind when they kiss their friends farewell)
Trannie is the place where you go in collar and tie
and feel a part of the big outside World. Let's face
it, it's a
break, even though it may only be for one hour. Yet
now we have to obtain a chitty, sign a book and what
worse we have to choose 4 out of say 20, or in my
case 750, friends.
We could of course use the 180 Club to bid farewell,
but it hasn't got the same atmosphere and most people
have a wide variety of ranks to see them off, and
they couldn't use the 180.
Rules have got to be obeyed, but surely there is some
way of overcoming this without this almost total ban.
What about a gate entrance into the garden patio for
Gan personnel only - ban us from the lounge and bar
and make the departing personnel buy the drinks. A
scheme like that could work.