I was chatting with an old mate the other day and the subject arose of what we used to do in our free time during the 70's. Stationed in the back of beyond in BAOR with only German TV, no NAAFI, and no transport (of any note). Besides the usual candidates such as cards, footie etc we used to sometimes, whilst drinking (a daily/nightly pursuit), organise 'Chelsea Pensioners'. This consisted of all available pax in the bar, preferably a few beers to the good, sitting on chairs (to simulate wheelchairs) and organising themselves into ranks. The 'Sgt Major for the Day' would then take a chair himself and be seated in front of the squad. Everbody would then adopt the 'at ease' poisition which consisted of lolling forward in the chairs as if asleep. On the word of command 'Pensioners 'shun' everbody would brace up. On the following word of command ' Pensioners, quick march' everybody would lift first the left hand and pretend to spit in it, followed by the right hand/spit, and then simultaneously work both hands as if simulating pushing the wheels of the wheelchair. Every five or so paces, the spitting would be repeated until the entire squad was in step. Various drill movements used to be then carried out. Right turn was executed on the word of command by spitting into each hand followed by placing both hands on the right wheel of the virtual chair, and the other drill movements similarly executed. The halt consisted of much spitting on hands followed by grossly exaggerated movements on each wheel to bring the chair to a halt. When describing it it seems pretty mundane and banal - when this was done properly, however, it was one of the funniest bar games I have ever witnessed or taken part in. I have not seen this performed for many years now. Anybody else remember this particular form of amusement?