I swore the Oath in 1975 and quite right to. When I left the army in 2000, I was sort of expecting a bit of paper that said it was now void and not to worry too much about about it. But I didn't get such a piece of paper and have continued to worry about it to date. Am I still expected to defend Her Maj, her heirs and successors against all enemiesl? I mean, if she is in danger from an assassin or something am I expected to jump on a train and get up the Palace schnell maken? I keep a grab bag in the shed for such an occasion, but it's me back and knees see ... don't know how well they would stand up to a bit of sudden Royal defending. Not that I am against the Queen (love her to bits I do) or indeed defending her in a less strenuous way like gentle debate. But it seems to me like it's a never ending obligation this Oath thingy ... what with heirs and successors and all. And to be fair, when I swore it I didn't know that a lot of her heirs and successors would turn out so ... ginger. So ... Is the Oath void when I left the army or do I have to swear allegiance to someone else to make it void? If so could I swear one to someone less demanding ... suggestions? Or ... Should we swear a new Oath on retirement that states quite clearly that nothing strenuous is required in the defending ... and that the said defending might not include the ginger ones?