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I've never been a soldier. I was an air cadet once, but that mostly involved sitting in a mouldy hut learning about aeroplane engines with the hint that one day we might go flying.

Yet, anyone who has spent time defending their nation, or at least drinking bromide-laced-tea for their nation, must have stories to tell. Tell them now.

(, Thu 23 Mar 2006, 18:26)
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Never call a naval ship a "boat"
On a camp aboard HMS Bristol, one of my friends spent the day banging her head on the low ceilings and at the end of the day had a rather vile headache. We took her to the nearest Petty Officer (great title, I always thought). "What's the matter with her?" says the petty officer. "She banged her head on the boat" I say.

"SHE BANGED HER HEAD ON THE WHAT?!"

I honestly thought I was about to be thrown in the sea. Luckily, my friend mentioned that the "boat" in question was HMS Victory, and the petty officer's face just sort of clouded up and went and soppy. Boat freak.
(, Sat 25 Mar 2006, 11:07, closed)

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