When they are not running about speaking an arcane language thay can be. Though one of your aquaintance has managed a whole career without a helmet. It came as quite a shock that he might need one in the desert.
Sorry mate there is a world of difference between working alongside/with the other 2 services and actuall y being 1 service hope you dont get air sick or dont have ya sea legs the horizon broadens as your service identity diminisheses
the army cannot organise anything. they take the lead because they flood the deployments with overpaid overweight seniors and officers. Pathetic really. Best deployments are those lead by the navy and RAF, they know how to treat their boys and girls on the ground. We will never be purple. bag o shite.