You know you're an old sweat one of your Toms points to the lump of Berlin Wall mounted on a wooden plinth on your desk and says "What's that then, Staff?", you reply "That's a piece of the Berlin Wall and it was given to me by an NVA engineer in Jan 1990", and he responds with "The fall of the Berlin Wall? I did that in History at school!"
When there wasn't a junior Brecon. Or a senior one, come to that and all promotions (up to and including Sgt) were at the choice and discretion of your C.O.
And your number started 23..........
When there were no lightweights or dpm but working dress was a set of ill matched and even worse fitting denims. Worn with a shirt ( hairy) and a tie made out of old cam net scrim. And that was also worn with combat dress( Green, shiny and very thick) and battledress ( extremely hairy) Oh, and boots ( ammo)