Touch a tree in Germany and the cursed Forst meisters came down on you like a ton of bricks. I went off area on one of the smaller 3 Div training areas (Musheda(!)) near Soest, and destroyed a few piles of cut timber with my gaggle of APCs, it cost quite a lot in compensation.
Now as an aside didn't the tree on the BATUS training area get bolted together on a regular basis as it was one of the few landmarks
A mate who was in Berlin in the 80s told me a dit about a convoy of FV432s travelling to a training area somewhere.
He was a Colour & wasn’t taking part. He was back at barracks doing some paperwork when the office phone rang & he was told;
Cpl: You better come down to xxx Straße, there’s been a bit of an accident.
Mate: Can’t you sort it? I’m busy.
Cpl: Not really. I think you’d better come down.
Mate sighs, finishes his brew, jumps into a Rover and heads in the direction of the training area.
After a while he comes across the convoy all stopped & near a partly demolished wall. “He could’ve bloody sorted this!” he thinks.
Then he got another 50yds down & a 432 is buried in someone’s front room.
He’d skidded on the cobbled road on a bend, through the drive & thought he’d pop in to watch a bit of Coronation Straße with the box head owner.
Me: What did you do?
Mate: What any self respecting Sgt would do in this situation. I phoned the barracks & told someone with pips to come & sort it. It’s above my pay grade & I went back to my brew.