Just for historical interest, the term "You've lost your shaggin name!" can be attributed to the routine of locker inspections;
The quote is usually screamed at full volume directly into the face.
Shortly after being spake, the shoutee's locker is dispatched through the nearest window by delegated room-mates. The shoutee's locker has their nametag in the appropriate slot on the door, hence the expression.
The result is good teambuilding (asking room-mates to assist in retrieving the locker) and improved standards.
I was told that at my phase 2 in Bovvy, you'll get them at the start, probably just to ensure you are not a filthy mong, then once you get made up to a 'mainstream' recruit (dunno, a week or 2?) you won't get them so much/at all, I'm not sure.
I guess it all varies where you go, but it can't be as bad as phase 1, can it? Saying that, we don't really have them anymore in phase 1, we're too busy in these final weeks and haven't had a proper one in a good few weeks.
Yeah the knockers would burn the camp down if someone asked to look inside their lockers.
We had an inspection on the day of leave just to make sure fridges are off, all tellys etc are unplugged and that the blokes havent left any pets in their rooms for 4 weeks.
Mind you 77 did as well but still managed to miss the fire hose that was left on over leave so their lads have been flooded out of the block.