All the talk of a coup in the intelligence cell has got my twisted little mind thinking. Every time I have seen a British or Commonwealth firing squad depicted in film or television, the procedure has been carried out differently. Was the procedure standardised in the drill manuals, or was it ad libbed by the officer in charge? If it was standardised, who was present, and what was the procedure? I know this is a rather specialised and morbid part of military history, but I think it is interesting nonetheless.