I've been reading the various walt threads with interest and now I think that I've found a live one. Ex-REME guy has pitched up at work and has been regailing the civvies with his heroic stories of life on the front line. I don't think he realised that I have a military background. His story sounds like this: ex REME junior leader, sent to malaya to do deep penetration jungle patrols (this in 1966 - sometime after the emergency!). Promoted from cpl to lieutenant in the field (while on exercise in Germany!) because of his sterling work on undercover operations in Berlin. All these warry experiences give him flashbacks and he has PTSD as a result. Served from 1965 (or 66 depending on whose listening) until 1975 and didn't serve in NI because he told the army that he couldn't kill his own kind! Any X-REME from that time, please PM me, so I can surprise and out the knut.