I had the pleasure of carrying out a guard duty whilst on Op Telic with a couple of young signallers who had just arrived in the country having come straight from Blandford. Being only a crafty myself, I still felt I could offer some advice and maybe a little wisdom drawn from my reasonably short time in the army. They were both full of enthusiasm and eager to impress. Little did I know they were technicians and that 18 months later I would be carrying out a duty with one of them again. This time however, He wasnt a signaller, he was a fookin' full screw and my guard commander! What the frig is going on, why is he one step below living in the mess and whats more, why the fÃºck is he beating me 2-0 in the big promotion game! Needless to say i find it incredibly difficult to do anything a tech tells me to do unless he/she is sporting greying hair. I grow increasingly angry.