HMF has changed. Our man didn't get punchy, didn't drive anywhere, in fact didn't do anything beyond getting shiters and making an arrse of himself. What's wrong with day on/day off for a month? Lord knows how many subbies have done the same thing and got that kind of punishment. As someone said, we've all done it.
My own "moment of enlightenment" was being wankered in the Mess after a dinner night, looked at my watch and it was 0400. I was supposed to be at the armoury to sign out gats for the ranges at 0630. Not happening. On the blower to the SSM at 0830 and reported myself, as did my partner in crime who was also on the 0400/negative 0630 timetable. We blamed the Bandmaster, a WO1, who insisted we drank with him.
"Take 3 each, you twats". That was the end of it. Had we actually shown up to sign for gats while bladdered, that might have been a different story!
I feel sorry for the guys serving today if this is how it goes down these days.