How old are you?rickshaw-major said:Lack of train!
Devizes 1974 - whole Coy going on Ex to Isle of Man. Plan is to leave by bus, get to Swindon, pick up specially ordered Troop Train to ferry terminal, ferry to IoM and deep joy for 2 weeks.
Messes and Naafi empty and buses fill up with pissed up All Ranks. Two fingered salute to the Guard and off we go!
Get to Swindon and --- we got there a day early!
Guards salute us with two fingered salute on our return.
BaldricksBullet is right - the old days weren't that sh1thot!