Whilst i was in the corps i used to do a lot of civvy work but found the attitude towards it differed at various LAD's i served at. My first unit did not allow it and although my tiffy used to turn a blind eye i once got caught by the QM lowering a porsche 944 gearbox onto my chest and it was in front of the ASM monday morning to gain 5 extras. he would not budge on letting anyone do civvy work. my 2nd unit was the opposite, the ASM there and one of the artisan Staffies basically ran a business from the LAD and it was civvy work heaven. the following 2 units again didnt allow it and one unit had a "car club" where we paid a yearly subscription to allow us to work and it was controlled properly by the tiffy veh in charge of it. Why do LAD's make a big fuss of this? we heard the stories of "insurance" etc but why would one not allow it and another LAD let it happen no problem, obviously working alone is a no no but just interested to hear from others and in particular any heads of sheds why some put the damperners on it? i always thought working on civvy cars should be promoted as it helped with exp on the spanners and helped folk save a few bob by fixing their own cars and obviously helped me with beer tokens fixing every other buggers cars!!