Changing the subject from the roman set that was creeping into this thread.
I am sure many of us have done many a stupid things whilst on Tour, from taking a speed boat hired in Bosnia into some shallow water, bottoming it out, which wrecked the prop and hull, them swimming off and leaving it,
To covering Hex blocks in Jam and chucking them at the local kids for them to nosh on, only after they had handed the brush back from cleaning the wagon in the local river.
Even had an american chopper land near our place once, and the pilot let us have a look in, all switches flicked, and causing the pilot a big delay to take off again for his pre flight checks.
To even catching a mates pet tarantula spider and releasing into the girls showers. Watching them all come running out in there towels..
as a young impressionable sprog I got told many tales and got to share one of me own with the ranks later in life, I was on an opperational tour and I came unstuck on a suprise visit from my det cmdr.... here we go...
Got caught in-appropriately dressed.. ie helemet, webbing, splat jacket removed and hanging up on a nail and my personal weapon about 5 feet from me.. to be honest I was just biffing it on duty... the the det cmdr came in and flipped out so I told him I was having a thrap.... should have seen his face!! he went purple blood red then flipped out screaming "you were masturbsating on a sangar"?!!!!!!. I went yep!.. he went CO's!! I went oh dear.
Anyways went on CO's and spoke to the RSM before hand I said I wanted to tell him the truth so I did and the RSM went "I know you werent up to anything I was listening to you and your mate having a casual chat on the intercom".
Long story short.. Â£250.00, 3 month report and sent from D Coy to C Coy!! and the charge?... incorrectly dressed and stating a falshood.
Most expensive none-w4nk I have ever had in me life lol.