Having seen a story in the 'forces favourite' today I was reminded about some of the cliches that always seem to arise whenever the forces are reported on. I won't link to the story as it involves an ongoing case with a serving Officer but I will quote some of the cliches: ...seems to crop up whenever Officers have been involved. Even in this case at an all ranks party! ...so long as the female soldier/sailor/air(wo)man/officer doesn't have 2 heads they automatically qualify as being 'sexy'. They generally include liberal amounts of 'high flying young officer'. Although that could be seen to be in bad taste considering previous news stories. Any unit of the Armed Forces can be described as elite rergardless of their role. Does anyone else have any press cliches that appear with marked regularity in any stories involving the forces?