Alfred backstory: http://batman-news.com/2011/06/10/mi...reakfast-show/
Originally Posted by Michael Caine
Thomas Wayne went to an SAS HQ for a dinner. Alfred was there, he was a sergeant in the SAS who had been wounded but didnt want to leave the army so he had stayed on to ran the mess there.
Wayne said "You'd make a great butler, I need a tough guy"
This is the most interesting part of his character and I really want to know more and more about Alfreds earlier life in the SAS. That would make a great animated short to tie in with Rises hehe.