They travel from their Married Quarters to work (less than a mile) in the car, and wearing the stinking overalls thay have had on all month, because wearing clean ones singles you out as being workshy!!!!
There was a time when us rubbers had to buy our own Bergens and bivvi bags because the Corps was too tight to fund any decent kit for us. So there we were on exercise with perce who had all the new gucchi kit and us with a selection of bergens ranging from PLCE to berghaus Vulcan and Roc with 58 pattern fighting order or Arktis chest rig bought out of our own pockets.
Thank fcuk the Corps seems to have pulled its fingers out
Only worked with ex-crabs in BAe for about 8 years in the Middle East, and that was enough for a fckng lifetime thank you very much....you can only drink so many pints of milk and sing Bobby Shafto before it begins to pall a bit !!
Interesting question that one. Like the crab pilot during a documentary a few years ago said - as near word perfect as I can remember it - "Well if I don't get the posting I want I'm certainly going to resign my commission." Had me cheesing down and creaming my knicks that one did. What next ?