Does nayone know of anyone who did 22 years as a Private? Just chatted to our caretaker ( 9 years, Ex Sigs) and he knew someone who did 12 years as a signal man. We had a guy do 20 years as a trooper, then got promoted and bust after 6 months. So he left after 22 years as a trooper! We did hear rumours that if you did 22 as private/trooper etc.. You got to walk in to any WO/NCO's mess and a few other perks, we didn't know if this was true, but seeing a guy get promoted and bust beofre his 22 did make us wonder!