When told I was "terminated" after 24 years I went and stood on the (forbidden) grass in front of Corps HQ. At night, mind. Crazy Maverick that I am.
Then I drove round the M25 as fast as I could at 3 am. Took 67 minutes including being stopped by PLOD.
I then took up shopping from other people's trollies.
The fun never stopped.
Until I joined the TA, when The Fools commissioned me.
Now the fun continues, but in a kind of Grown Up way - ish.
Interestingly enough I'm off to the Carribean also. However, I fancy doing something which is completely at odds with 'what is expected of someone in HM Forces' without ending up in jail with a big cell mate called Kim of a particular persuasion!
My final night in was the squadron christmas do, CO, Razzer, wifes, chicken curry, lasagne, white parachutes and arctic camnets, you know the score.
Anyway, some fag hag splitter had organized the entertainment and the main act was a drag queen. (why do birds think bummers are so great?)
Said tranny was a complete nob and was getting on everyone's bristols, so I, and a few others, spearheaded a 30 man nekid stage invasion.
Aparently one of the wife's complained because soldier X who was not packing much heat was milking up to a decent size in full view of everyone on the main stage. Later on, when the 2 IceCream was trying to grip him, I came pin balling over in the raw with swamp dripping from my old chap, and gave it the barrack room lawyer thing to get soldier X off the hook.
The only thing that slightly marred the evening was soldier Y getting a nosh off the drag queen, and that's treading close to faggotry.
I stood outside looking at my old troop on parade at 8.30am and though "You'll be standing somewhere nearly every morning till you leave". I remember that thought as being quite profound at the time.... not so now, a bit nostalgic if anything. After that I spent the whole day in the QMs trying to dekit, the computer wouldn't let me leave the army!!
Spent 4 months doing up my house. Rip out the karzi then have a beer, put up a few tiles then more beer. Took 3 weeks to do the bathroom! Wonder why I was single?!? Then the bustards called us up and ended playtime.