civil service first class, jack cattle class or lowerI've always thought the service strips away your entitlements when you join, then gradually gives you back your home comforts, such as your own room, bathroom, freedom to come and go as you please, drink spirits, get up when you like, etc, as you are advanced/promoted. As off claimed, the highest rank in the Armed Forces is civilian, first class
I do have a vague recollection of that when I joined there in 1974 but as VM JOEM I never took much notice, on killicks course we had to march everywhere but on Mechs course, as SR's we didn't march anywhere.
could have been a bit more waterproof, had a few soakings whilst wearing it, no idea where mine went? My windy burb was kicked at an hockey game, I used to wear it in goal.What a wonderful piece of kit the Burberry was, enough pockets to carry everything needed for a weekend in smoke, warm enough to act as bedding on the MFV overnight on the glorious Isle of Bute awaiting the morning sailing amongst it's many uses.
That was a Ganges stunt as well!^...and everyone with them were required to carry their Burberries - neatly folded across the left forearm & parallel to the deck, - raining/hailing/snowing or not, until the XO/OOD ordered flag Oscar (= Man Overboard) to be raised.
Only then was it 'Officially precipitating sufficiently for Burberries to be worn', otherwise one was out of the rig of the day.
That was a Ganges stunt as well!