I was told a tale the other night of a soldier chinstrapped after an exercise on Catterick dropping into BurgerKing/McDonalds/whatever for a bite to eat, unfortunately he still had his sa80 strapped accross his back and some concerned local called out the police, who sent along the ARV and the rest. Things were understandably a bit sticky but situation was resolved without a dead squaddy. Question is other than common sense and arranging for the weapons to be left with a guard(s) are there any guidelines/regulations for the soldier about town with his personal weapon? I know we're exempt from Firarms act with regards to service weapons and being on duty. Has anyone else been at the wrong end of an AR team in the course of their duty?