Many, many years ago, as a result of some minor(ish) misdemeanours in the Paderborn area, I found myself a guest of various Regimental Guardrooms, in particular the 45/25 and QRIH nicks in Barker Barracks. Two features made these particular establishments stand out. One was the brass 'smoking line' in the 45/25 nick. This line served two purposes. Firstly it delineated the furthest a guest could venture from his private accommodation, into the main guardroom, without incurring the wrath of Sgt F*y and Bdr St***es; and secondly it was the point at which one consumed one's 2 x cigarettes per day, standing rigidly to attention on said line, whilst occasionally raising the cigarette to one's lips, in a quasi-saluting motion. The second was the wooden pillows thoughtfully provided by mine host in the QRIH nick. No problems with washing bed-linen, and it never went out of shape (although one's head did after the first couple of nights). Do these type of idiosyncrasies still exist?