Sober? My God! Don't they teach soldiers to forage and live off the land anymore?Well they aren't going to get one because they aren't on Ops you belter.
For a comparison see BAOR in the 1970s but everybody is sober.
I was once part of a Catcher Force on an exercise in Bavaria. The Bavarians reckoned the Brits had saved them from the Russians and hadn't had 40 years of BAOR to change their opinion of the Island Race, so they were extremely hospitable. Every farm we visited, the story was pretty much the same - a table with a fantastic spread plus lots of beer.
There was a brief period in the morning when prone-to-capture types and SAS wannabe's faced mild peril but, for the rest of the time, we were too busy with defence diplomacy. If we have lost the ability to rock up as brave protectors and shamelessly milk the situation, that is truly a serious decline in capability.
P.S. I didn't get a medal for that exercise and I feel wronged.