There I was in some club in Oxford for a mate's birthday, standard procedure. I was chatting up some girl (a bit too short for my liking), telling her how I was joining the army, and how I had just done selection blahblahblah...she wasn't very interested. Anyway, this crusty student with dreadlocks overhears this, taps me on the shoulder and starts into some tirade about babykillers and Iraq and all that. Naturally, I just said I was out with my mates, just wanted to have a good time and not talk about any of that kind of thing. Next thing I know he's pushing me around, shouting abuse and my instincts kicked in and I, regrettably, ended up hitting him. 3 seconds pass before bouncers have thrown me and this kid out of the club. How do all you squaddies out there prevent fcuk ups like this? Whenever I go out with my future army buddies am I constantly going to be having my night ruined by ill-informed Gorgeous George Galloway fans? Is this just the way it is?