Stan does nearly 5 years at sea on York so thinking he deserves some favours from drafty and requests a draft to Gib as my final draft before going outside. As is usual the first three months are spent totally on the piss until it becomes boring. Living in a MQ in Rosia Court with Mrs S and my daughter T. Great lots of sunshine Spain at the weekends. Then Stan thinking his time is drawing near gets on the signal for WO1 (which gives me another 10 years) and the Mrs lands a dream job earning mega bucks, fcuk me the wrath of the devil reigns down on us not by the matelots but the wives fcuking, fat heffer, council house fishwives who were plagued with jealousy. POETS in the SR Mess one Friday and I was fcuked off with it all, no-one would speak to my wife and the other kids were told not to play with my gaughter so I walked up to the fishwives table and put £100 quid down and said ladies please take this because I can't spend all my money this month as you can imagine things went even further downhill and I took the first appointment I could get to leave the incestuous shithole. Just before I left we (Buffers Party) were asked to act as the enemy for an exercise involving the Gib Regiment normally this was done by the SAS but they were not very popular having shot 3 boggy terrorists a couple of years ealier. Time of my life about 5000 rounds of 5.56mm blank, thunderflashes and chinese crackers were were told to make night attacks around the Rock and Umpires would then assess the Gibbos capability to defend themselves - they couldn't. Fcuking hell we scared the shit out of them, me and 6 ABs ran them ragged but ultimately they had to win (don't they always??). We end up in the tunnels with about 100 Gib Percy's chasing us everytime they came round a corner in the tunnel one of my lads would shout "Pull ( as in clay pidgeon shooting) we would let rip with blanks and thunderflashes and the umpire would declare 5 of them dead. Great but at the end of the exercise they captured us - one of the worst kicking I've ever had because they knew we had taken the piss out of them for 5 days and nights. Hated the place ever since.