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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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My uncle was in the RAF..
and he told me a drinking game he used to play when they were serving in Germany. They all had large wooden clogs in the shape of aeroplanes especially made, and painted in RAF colours. They would go out on the piss in these clogs, and every time someone fell out of their clogs they would have to buy a round. In the early stages of drinking this would be achieved by kicking your drinking buddies in the shins to put them off balance. As the game progressed they would 'spill' beer into each others clogs to make them slippery to wear. In the final rounds as the beer kicked in, not much was needed to seperate an inebriated airman from his outsize wooden clogs.

My uncle still has his...
(, Sat 25 Mar 2006, 14:18, closed)

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