Every unit has got one , some have got more than one , the bloke who nothing ever sticks to , is idolised by the troops , (and sneakily by some of the seniors aswell) always manages to bodyswerve any sh*tty jobs , is a monster on the p*ss , and generally looks like he's been dipped in glue and thrown through oxfams window, they generally don't get above corporal , and if they do it's not for long. this thread is dedicated to their exploits. to get the ball rolling , when i was posted to tidworth in the mid 1980's i was put in a room with the slackest , most abusive lance corporal in her majesty's corps of royal engineers, for the sake of persec (and because it was his nickname) i'll refer to him as "speedy" , there wasn't a man in the whole of 22 engineer regiment who he wouldn't take the p*ss out of , and young troop commanders would walk miles around our G10 store to avoid the withering abuse he'd hurl as they walked past.the only time he would salute one was if he was either carrying loads of stuff , or riding a bike, he was ALWAYS at the back on PT , and excuses for this ranged from "sorry sir , i was looking for the back marker" to "sorry sir , i had to stop and give mouth to mouth, to a mountain goat that was suffering from altitude sickness on that last hill" our troop sergeants name was butler , and every , and i mean every morning he called speedy's name out he'd answer in his best blakey from "on the buses" accent "i 'ate you butler " speedy was so confident of NEVER getting weekend duties , he used to play for his pub football team in windsor , and i can't think of one occassion when he missed a game ,apart from tours obviously. the unit legend will nearly always have an "individual" taste in music, and speedy's big passion was dolly parton , when i turned up in his room , the first words he said to me where "right sprog , do you like dolly?" "er...... i dont know corporal" "well you f*cking do now sprog , and seeing as it's november it's time for dolly's christmas hits" .....deep joy..... . the last i heard of speedy , he got posted to 38 (berlin) field squadron , so even his last posting was a cushy number. so come on gents , lets hear all those "legend" stories. and do any of the other engineers out there remember speedy ??