Following on from the excellent 'Course Stereotpyes' thread - Platoon/Troop stereotypes. You know the type ... everyone's got some. 1) Welfare Man. Normally a pad but not always his fault. Married to an ex-prossie crack head, with eleventeen kids from different dads, he got loved up with during training. She's bled him dry and is slowly ruining his career for him. Has never deployed on Ops/Exercise/Troop piss ups due to missus giving him grief. 2) 22 Year Man. Rapidly approaching his 22 year point and only has a few months to push ... and likes to let everyone know it. Seems to have been on resettlement for absolute eons. Won't get an ounce of work out of him let alone turn up for a PT session. Usually a full screw and will regale you will stories of how he went through training with the RSM or QM. Tells everyone that VEng is shit ... but was secretly never offered it. 3) Deluded Signed Off Man. Thinks everything is shit. Usually still quite young, he thinks he's going to get a job being the manager for his uncles firm earning 80 grand a year when he gets out. Arrse starts to nip up when his time approaches ... tries to sign back on when he realises he'll have to work for living in civvy strasse. 4) Troop/Platoon Ballbag. Knows the AGIA 67 system inside out and can be found on the brass line outside the guardroom most nights. Any sign of trouble and his name is always the first you hear. Would be late for his own funeral and would still look scruffy on a x-ray.