Should Compo have product endorsements on the cartons?

#1
The buying power of the average Squaddie is considerable. Instead of that boring old Range Card, should DLO tout for a bit of product sponsorship and start plonking product endorsements on Compo Ration cartons?

Maybe, we could have coupons. Say, collect 25 coupons and you could go to the QM's and get more kit? Or perhaps with 100 coupons, you could be the lucky winner of free flight back to UK/ BFG from your next Op tour on an RAF Trooper that actually makes it back on time, without any 'breakdowns' in Cyprus?
 
#3
Stonking idea

Except would the makers of Compo want co-operative advertising?
 
#4
There's loads of potential here.... advertise for FHM? Maxim? Readers Wives? They would jump at the chance! Toilet Paper, the local Schnelly, Stella Artois, AGC (SPS).... loads of ideas! Do you think DAPS would be interested in the idea? There's nothing about this in the GEMS booklet.

And with the money raised, the MOD might be able to afford say, FTRS, the TA, even Going To War. :p
 
#5
could the sponsorship be on the individual packets? for example, hustler could sponsor the tins of sausages ;)

Rincewind
 
#6
Advertising and entertainment,

erotic dot-to-dot etc

Something too keep you entertained. Although a lot of the packaging gets binned straight off.

This Beef stew was brought to you by Porta-potty... the squaddies friend
 
#7
Or each box of ten could have a scratch card in them - like the ones you get in magazines that you always win. Prizes could include getting of the graveyard stag or excused clearing the track plan.

I think the ideas got wings. I would rather they just threw in a "pocket porn" tho.
 
#8
yes but if they threw in porn it would have to cater to all tastes
which really makes me quite ill at the thought as i dont like dogs :lol:
 
#10
I know compo has loads of weird menu lines but do the Koreans really need their own? 8O
 
#11
If they could just make stay fresh it would be a help, compo meal I had last week was off..mouldy biscuits and an inflatable main meal, chucked the lot. :evil: Bring back babys heads!
 
#12
On the subject of compo. I got hold of one of the newer boxes recently (still can't beat compo for long yomping\camping trips) and was a little shocked to see some veggie menus...i mean WTF is all that about???!!! :roll: :roll:
 
#14
I personally miss the spangles with the wrappers superglued to the sweets so that you had to eat the whole thing. :D
 
#15
and "cheese possessed" , no rubberier cheese in the known world.
and those 2 pint tea bags , how many people left those in their smock pockets and made a big frothy brew in their washing machine.
 
#16
Ah yes...I really do miss babies heads, apple pud, compo sausages, Bacon burgers, cheese possesed....but i noticed that apple flakes have made a re-apperance! all is not lost!
Can't say i miss the scratch 'n smear bog paper though :roll:

You know, Biscuits brown with a slice of cheese possesed and compo jam really is quite tasty :)
 
#17
Are the old Arctic rat-packs still out there, with Vespa curries and stuff? 8O
 
#18
Good point.
Can't say i miss the scratch 'n smear bog paper though
The bog paper was not user friendly. No traction to get to grips with the clingon that hung on and refused to join his friends.
 
#19
The old arctic rat packs disappeared some 7-8 years ago iirc, we used to make one big f*** off all in one curry for the whole section in the issued pressure cooker thingy we got and just kept topping it up during the exercise.
 
#20
All in stew..............luvverly grub, in your mess tin - and the only real use for Biscuits A(rd) B(astard), sure beats the hell out of Meatballs and Pasta for Brekkie! 8O
 

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