Alas, you have taken a jokey comment on MrBane's alleged eccentricity at more than face value.This was not the British Army I saw recently. At all. Quite the opposite.
I'm also suspicious about drawing that conclusion from Lawrence, Wingate, Stirling etc. At best, the Army was benevolently negligent and just ignored them, at worst it actively tried to suppress them just with less vigour and success than they did otherwise.
I have not served in the British Army since 2008 - I expect your own service is more recent ?
I am sure much has changed in our brave new Woke world. GSOH plainly SNLR.
If the National Trust, as an example, returned to its previous policy of ' benevolent neglect ' , then I for one would be a happier Forest-dweller.
In the words of the Prophet ( Mrs Cake)
' I expect your right dear.....put the kettle on . '