"It is an offence that until recently could have resulted in a sharp dressing down from a sergeant major. But wearing creased uniforms at Britain’s main base in Afghanistan will now be forgiven after troops were ordered to hand in their irons as part of the military withdrawal.
Commanders inside Camp Bastion previously insisted that British military standards on freshly pressed uniforms extended to the dust and 120F heat of the Helmand desert. Now, as the British presence rapidly shrinks ahead of the final departure of combat troopsby the end of this year, soldiers have been ordered to hand in their irons along with thousands of tons of kit being shipped home."
Ironing becomes casualty of Afghanistan withdrawal - Telegraph