for all of those who are about to attempt a PAAB, a bit of advice... 1.Wear the Combat Coveralls, thats sure to impress your syndicate members. 2."Excuse me, i'm talking"..a great put-down in the group discussion. 3."I think women shouldn't be in the REME"...this'll get the conversation going. 4.If you are being watched by the DS,say the first thing that comes into your head,you won't get noted for being too quiet. 5."Great leaders...Mugabe's got the right idea and Hitler was unlucky" 6.In the mess,walk around like a lost sheep and if someone tries to wah you,go along with it and humour them...the jokes on them then. 7.Mention that you are para/cdo trained at least 400 times. 8.Remember that no.32 never fails. 9.On the gun run,instill team thinking by letting go of the rope. 10.The one with the biggest hangover can clearly see the solution on the leaderless tasks. 11.He/She won't be a tech!! 12.The individual assault course is your time to shine.The longer you've been a tiffy, the more you got on it. 13.Go to the toilet before you go to the PAAB area, this shows initiative. 14.Interest your interviewing officer with 'on-the-piss' stories. 15.Be subtle and plug your lecturette in the group discussion,let everyone know you are a keen campanologist.You reap the benefit of giving a lecture on it. 16.When you pass your PAAB,hang on another night in the mess and prop up the bar as if you've been there years, with sayings like 'same again Tony'