I work for a large government department, and have just asked the staffing people for special leave for my annual exercise. They have come back telling me that it has all changed and I now have to fill out a generic special leave application form. Being a tad annoyed that I have to go through this rigmarole, I started being sarcastic but truthful. The first question being - Proposed Organisation. Well that bit is easy - Territorial Army Second question - Please state briefly its aims and objectives. Hmmmm. Now, I put: To prepare and train for: Defending the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland against the enemies of the Queen. Defending the interests of the UK around the globe against any armed aggressor and taking the fight to the enemy. That got me thinking. How do you describe the Army, being truthful but being as sarcastic as possible to civil servant office wallah idiots who cant come up with anything better than to come up with MORE pointless forms?