"I instantly fell back on my training"

Conversation at the dinner table - RA Regt Officers' Mess
LE Major: They've put a new sink in my room. For the first time I've got a sink no one has ever pissed in.
Devex: Until tonight!
LE Major: (indignant) Are you suggesting I still piss in my sink?
Lt Col at his usual head of the table seat: Well, I still piss in mine so why not?
Remember there are two types of Officer, those that piss in the sink and those that lie.
 
Thanks to my army training, I can enter any public house in the world. Make an instant assessment of the terrain and plot a route that ensures that I will arrive at the bar just too late to order a round.
Dad? :D
 
It should be noted that exactly the same effect can be achieved by walking purposefully around camp armed with a genuine clipboard.
Especially when it has blank statement forms in, you can say you're off to fabricate evidence on some poor unfortunate. :D
 

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LE
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Ensure they're signed first.
 
I attended a RTC, the driver involved was a young squaddie, I asked for his driving licence to get some details for the paperwork. I asked where he was based and he replied Fallingbostel. I told him Fally was my last posting before leaving - then I noticed his date of birth - I was there before you were born! Then my training kicked in - I called him a fucking sprog and told him I'd spent longer in the NAAFI queue! :D
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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I attended a RTC, the driver involved was a young squaddie, I asked for his driving licence to get some details for the paperwork. I asked where he was based and he replied Fallingbostel. I told him Fally was my last posting before leaving - then I noticed his date of birth - I was there before you were born! Then my training kicked in - I called him a ******* sprog and told him I'd spent longer in the NAAFI queue! :D
You opened the conversation with "Hello, son," little knowing. ..
 

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LE
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I had a doctors appointment at 0800 hrs this morning but then I fell back on my training and showed up at 0430 hrs to stand outside the surgery smoking roll ups and whinging about how cold it was.
 

TamtamPWRR

War Hero
I had a doctors appointment at 0800 hrs this morning but then I fell back on my training and showed up at 0430 hrs to stand outside the surgery smoking roll ups and whinging about how cold it was.
Twenty something years ago I was doing exactly that outside a barracks block in Yorkshire of a January morning. The unit scrounger asked me for a rollup and I started to roll it for him, when a big old dewdrop from my nose fell right onto the tobacco I was rolling out. Instantly my training kicked in as I carried on rolling and handed it to him without a moment's hesitation, then watched calmly as he started to have trouble with it about halfway through.
 

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