Well, at least THEY were realistic!
Unlike the Creature Comfort TV Set they use today
I got set alight once during an ISSC by some git the other side of a closed door with his ladle of burny stuff.
I was Attack Party (Ovvies and AntiFlash), ran up to the top and down the first ladder to the closed door where upon this nob threw his ladle full at the door base. Went straight through and all over me!
Next thing the Chief of the unit was dragging me backwards out of the safety doors
Cheeky twat thought I might want to go and sit down too! Bloody nerve!
WE used to do it in the RNXS... I couldn't manhandle someone into the rubbery life capsule thingy again. Do they still make you jump off the diving board at great hight (over 10ft!!!) in ovvies with your lifejacket on, arm across chest holding onto the lifejacket and pinching your nose with the other hand, or have times changed (making one jump off the diving board at great hight is just plain cruel when you're scared of hights!)