I remember our Stores Section being told to stencil black spanners (for workshops) with small SS (you got it!) underneath. Metric or Imperial? asks our driver who was i/c that sort of task... Feck off and get on with it says both the ASM and RAOC SSM.
So the end result was sort of half a spanner and one S merging into the black & green camo of the bedford door. What the feck is that asks the ASM? You told me to paint it in BLACK ... Your orders SIR!!! Sure the black did not go that far yesterday thinks I
The MSO were great. They were always on hand to put a young captain or Sgt Maj in their place when they didn't address them with the required slackness they deserve.
No-one ever, ever got as comfortable as them when they deployed in support of exercises.