2 weeks ago our junior ranks bar was taken over by Aramark and the price of a pint went up to Â£1.90. While this might not be massively expensive, the price before the takeover was Â£1.20. This got me thinking, now that we don't get cheap drink anymore, PAYD is coming in, the new pension scheme has arrived, the LSSA bonuses have been binned, JPA, all the old ways are on the way out. Just what, apart from the social life, are the perks of being in the modern British army? I can't think of many.