I can attest to that. A certain US 4* openly.admitted he liked visiting basra due to getting alchohol at 1 Div. Another SBMRI hosted legendary dinners at the Brit house that saw multiple shitfaced US 2*s.
One of my proudest claims was that I initiated OP-JENSTAR, the covert re supply of our Baghdad MN-C staff with beer and Spirits, on T4 (Along with my old OC, who was one of the MND-SE LOs up there), The name Jenstar was used as that was what was sprayed on the outside of the BAZBAR refer. We would fly it up and be picked up by the RM FP team, stay overnight in Brit house, then fly back down. The Senior Brit at the time (General Graham) passed back his thanks and said that getting a decision from a coalition member, could be made a lot easier over a dram. I believe this went on for some time after we had gone home.
I also agree that the Waddington Reaper crews should get recognition, as they are killing our enemies.