I was always taught, during the day it is at ankle/shin height and just before stand to at night it gets raised to waist height.
But at a recent pre-intake PS training day it came out from a couple of the Infantry lads, why bother lowering it, as if the enemy are close enough to see green string inside a wood, your have got a lot more to worry about than how high your string round the track plan is. And to be honest, Iâve got to agree.
Its all that mincing about in the dark I can't stand, so I added a dozen spotlights on twenty foot poles! much better, everyone can see what they are doing, our RSM was so pleased with me he was just speechless and shaking with pride at my ingenuity.....nay! I think I even spotted a small tear of gratitude on his razmans cheek!
It's just so dangerous scrabbling about in the dark....health and safety people per-lease!!
I'm thinking of adding under dirt heating next time for that comfy feel when walking barefoot to the bathroom!