Whilst reading the thread on the Shirt OD on another forum, I came across the word 'Dacron' and was instantly transported back to Gibraltar in the mid '80s. Sutlers. Do they still exist? I first came across them in my first posting after Sandhurst in Omagh. Anwar Afzal was the Emperor King whose evil empire, I think, was Province wide. His levees served with patience and a sort of grim humour in the camp. The 'Golly' or 'Choggy' shop on camp selling dodgy burgers and nutty at all hours of the day and night. Many hours were spent sitting in the ARF hut, boots and INIBA on, being gently kippered by the rest of the team chain smoking and watching poorly recorded filth on the video - Gupta, Muckergee, Sooty and other less PC names, seemed to have an inexhaustable supply of sticky vids under his counter. Once in Gib we had the pleasure of meeting Mr Khatak's fine body of, what we later discovered were no more than, slaves! These chaps lived in absolute squalor in the old stables behind South Barracks - I had to inspect them once and do a Bedding Check with the CQMS: a haunting experience. Each Company Block had a Golly Shop. The camp barber was one of the flock and there was an army of others who spent 12 hours a day sitting cross legged making uniforms or doing the tailoring.