... I started writing a book about my time in the cavalry a dozen or so years ago as a spare time project. Basic (twice) and first tour (Omagh) were a walk in the park (or the roads and lanes of West Tyrone and Fermanagh if you prefer) then I ground to a halt. Stopped on arrival in Nicosia 18 months after joining up the second time. Life's too short to sit hammering a keyboard at home after a day's work hammering the keyboard in the office all day (half of it on Arrse). Hammering the keyboard of an evening on World of Tanks for a couple of hours is therapeutic though. I wanted to write a bit about boots because of an incident that occurred on Scorpion Gunner's course live firing at Warcop and did an internet search for "DMS boots" which led me here. Okay, mundane I know, but what brought the rest of you old farts to Arrse?