TEN LITTLE PILOT BOYS
from the pages of
(the 'classified' Aircrew Training publication)
Ten littlet Pilot Boys, one shot a fancy line:
Fifth Columnists were listening and then there were nine.
Nine little Pilot Boys, one had a heavy date:
The girl was paid by Germany and then there were eight.
Eight little Pilot Boys, one used a 'phone to Devon:
The line was an open one and then there were seven.
Seven little Pilot Boys, one thought his drinks he'd mix:
He talked too much when he was tight, then there were six
Six little Pilot Boys, in a West- End "dive”:
One showed off to a new-found friend, then there were five.
Five little Pilot Boys, discussing fighter lore:
One discussed it much too loud, then there were four.
Four little Pilot Boys, one posted oversea.
Sent a postcard to his home, then there were three.
Three little Pilot Boys, one talked about a 'do':
The news was passed across to France, then there were two.
Two little Pilot Boys, eager for some fun:
One spoke about his next day job. then there was one.
One little Pilot Boy, his mother's favourite son:
She showed his letters to her friends, then there were none.
Ten little Pilot Boys have gone into obscurity,
For paying no attention to that vital word, 'Security'.
All the little Pilot Boys are wiped clean off the map.
Because some people will not learn to shut their bloody trap.