Had coffee with a lady this evening who was an army wife back in the 1980's in a jock regt. She mentioned that they were allways poor as a privates pay just about kept the Wolf from the door , despite living in CYPRUS ON LOA. she also said that the regiment interfered with her life to such an extent that if she had a row with Hubby his officer would come around to talk to her . She also felt that there was a lot of pressure from the other wives for her to be a Tick - Tock wife. Could I ask any wives or ex serving wives to tell us about their experiences both home and abroad .