Coming off a 4 week exercise having been pissed about by the ASM for signing off whilst he was on leave, as Chief Clerk of the LAD I was opening the mail during the ASM's post-ex debrief with the 2 AQ's I looked up and calmly stated to the ASM "Well you haven't got your commission this time round Sir!" You could have heard a pin drop as the ASM frantically searched through the Commissioning Board Results. Debrief finished quite quickly and he went off to the mess to get pissed. Funny thing was that I was then his bestest mate when it came down to sorting out his resettlement and gardening leave. Sorry Tom!