Hi, I am a long time lurker and have Army service spanning 4 decades. I Joined the Guards in the 70s, it took me around 7 years to realized I could n't march and not wanting to face the Russian hordes in Germany decided to implement Operation Yellow Streak and transferred to the RMP. I ended up in the SIB and left to join the civvy police and have just retired. I had a mid-life crisis late in life and joined the TA (not the RMP - they would n't have me) as I missed the dinner nights. Like most ARSE subscribers, I have a PHD, MSc and BA(Hons) in Male Bovine Excrement and saw this site as an ideal forum to join like minded people for a bit of venting-off.