I seem to remember volunteering in the summer of 1977 to assist, somewhere in the Rhine/Moselle area, the Germans to harvest grapes. This activity was counted as duty, and although hard work, paid a few DM per day, counted as field conditions, all with the added bonus, each night, of as much wine as you could absorb. Can't, for the life of me remember, what the Ex was called, if indeed it ever had a name. What I do remember, however, is that it certainly beat more recent delivery of MACA/MACC, particularly the foot and mouth epidemic, the floods, the firefighters spat, and the fuel tanker strike. Will we ever see it's like again?