When i was at 19 Inf Bde, Colchester in the early 80's we would deploy to germany three to four times a year for such exercises as "Flying Falcon" & "Summer Sales". The Squadron would deploy in three stages. An advance party would fly out from one of the Oxfordshie air bases and the main party would set Sail from Harwich to the Hook Of Holland. However, before either of these parties set off on their journeys, a smaller party would depart Colchester. It consisted of The squadron OC, his driver, the YofS and a technitian. they had two landrovers one obviously being the OC's, the other being the "Crypto" landrover, which unsurprisingl carried the whole squadrons "crypto". Now when you enter Harwich docks you can turn one way for Holland and another way to Gothenberg! Yes, you've guessed it. The OC managaed to get off the boat at the very last minute. The others set sail to lovely Sweden! Where we heard there was a rather large reception commitee awaiting their arrival! If you are going to screw up it may as well be a good one!