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An Ode to Tony


Tony Bushnell RSM, the interest of his troops was paramount to him

Guard them and guide them he would do both

With knowledge, with experience, with compassion and with logic these were his oath

Tony Bushnell RSM this was the man, the man amongst men

Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please



Tony Bushnell RSM not concerned with officers opinions that were malicious or wrong

He made up his own mind and always stood strong

Fair, firm and friendly this was his mark

If you never crossed him, you’d never hear his bark

Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please



Tony Bushnell RSM, a footballer at heart with a passion for the game

He continued to play and gained footballer fame

He gained friends in the Corps knowing each by name

His patience and tolerance both on and off the field have legendary fame

Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please



Tony Bushnell RSM, his final parade fell on the 1st Jan

There will be many soldiers and MTI’s raising a can

Such a character and man are rare to see

We can all stand tall and each say ‘He knew me’

We knew him too and will miss him sadly

Gentlemen, thighs parallel to the ground raise the knee

Now ‘Mark Time until you hear from me’!

Sir, May I have your leave to carry on, Sir Please


In memory of WO1 RSM Tony Bushnall

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