Couldn't get past the Guardroom inspection in mohair jumpers in '77
I used to sign out in smart/casual civvies with punk gear in bag, stash bag outside camp. Sign out nip back get changed, leave camp in boot of oppo's car or coat hiding civvies. Stash civvies or leave them in car.
I had a few ways of doing it. Never failed even when bumping into officers, from CO down to NCO's out of camp. They all knew but let it slide and this was a Guards Regiment from '77/8 onwards
I joined with spiked hair(natural colour), got the depot haircut but when it grew I spiked it and no problems(ok a few
Myself and 3 mates had a long-term rented flat in Leytonstone. On long weekends/leave I used to get my hair bleached in a Brookwood hairdressers(or wherever), then have a great time going to gigs, parties etc. Before leaving London I'd get my nut shaved down to the bone.
Many pictures of me in uniform with spiked hair in storage in Blighty.
This one I do have on my phone made it into 'National Geographic'.