Met this posh Greek Bird at an Art Exhibition once, "What do you do?" she asked, "Oh, I'm in the Army" says Guy. "We Don't think much of the Army in Greece" says Bird.............."S'funny, we don't think much of Greece in the Army!". Says I. Cue lonely night on my own.
Saw two Macedonian guards in their equivalent of No. 1s, guarding what looked like a "tomb of the unknown soldier" in Thessaloniki (I think). Uniforms sort of like dresses. Hats with pom-poms. Quite slick drill. Fixed bayonets. Until one of them ordered arms a little too enthusiastically, and the jolt sent the bayonet flying.