Delighted to watch my boy pass out of basic recently and carry on a bit of a family tradition in the fine Corps..... Only disappointing thing was to hear that training staff still conduct blatant theft from recruits....in the form of 'Oi get me two coffees from the naafi'... or 'get me a sandwich'. Obviously no reimbursement was given. I warned my boy of all of this shenanigans, 'it won't be easy'... and nor should it be, and like any good 'scared' recruit he got on with it.....as we all did! But when they are told exactly what 'gifts' they will provide for the Pl Sgt... i think the staff are really taking the P**s. I really thought we had moved on from those dark days....but clearly not! Anyway i do hope the individual enjoys his £170.00 boots, kindly donated to him from my son and others! Perks of the job eh!!!!!!!!!!!