What would you want in you're jiffy bag?


I've been informed that we're allowed to send a jiffy bag with a max of 2 Kg worth of goodies to our bods in the Gulf.

Could I have some suggestions, on what the guys and girls need or require due to shortages.

Please keep it sensible, I'd like to think that we could help someone's husband/wife from sending a 2 Kg bag of salted peanuts to their loved ones, as happened to me on GW1!


Baby wipes for sand in awkward places, crossword/puzzle books and sweets/nice things. This week I will be mostly sending though magazines eg: FHM, Maxim, Loaded and Bizzare.
Condoms to cover the end of the gat and stop sand getting in.


Kinky lipstick - or just a quick way to get around a leg wax?


If your man could send you something in a jiffy bag (2kg or under BFPO stylie) what would you want?
Pound Stretcher shops sell the large bags of sweets (blackjacks, gobstoppers, drumstick lollipops, etc) for a quid each.  Essential items whilst on stag.
Condoms to cover the end of the gat and stop sand getting in. [/quote

Do not send anyone a condom for that pupose.  Condoms are for knobs.....not to make you look one

HAHAHAHA.......good one FP, good one! ;D ;D ;D


Army commandos used condoms on their sten guns during WWII. The sten had a worse reputation than the SA80 A1.  The condom had to stretch from the muzzle to the rear of the ejection opening to be effecive in preventing shit and corruption from entering the weapon. Remember that unlike SA80, the Sten fired from an open bolt position which revealed a large empty hole behind the ejection opening.

Condoms then were not as elastic as the fellas we know and love today (a tad thicker too) and were prone to tearing. Net problem was that they were not quite long enough for the job. So, they asked procurement for thousands of condoms 11 inches long. Natuarlly no one in procurement at the War Office was going to sign this one off (rubber in short supply?) so the request kept being passed on up the chain until it was brought up under any other business at a meeting of the full War Cabinet.

"Prime Minister, it would apper that the Army Commando would like 8,000 condoms, 11 inches long"

Churchill replied: "The commandos can have them on one condition, they are to be stamped 'Made in England, size small'."


I can't believe I didn't reply to this thread before!

Jiffy Bag Contents: a pocket guide to grammar, with a special chapter on the use of the apostrophe.  ;)

Pedantic, me? :)


I don't believe it.  Fag is a naughty noun - or is it an adjective?  I'm British, for God's sake, American bottyboy expressions should be excised there, not here.  Ask the Oz lot about Durex.


One golden rule for better halves, mums and so on is that a parcel should always include a letter. Goody bags just aren't the same without one. :(

(Blatant showing off with THAT apostrophe!) ;)


Just for the record...

Why should we write a letter that gets to you days after the eblueys that most of us send each day?????

All that happens is we duplicate information and have to find more things to write about, when in fact life here is just as boring for us as it is for you. From the moment you walk out that door our life becomes as repititive and ground hoggish as yours... The eblueys are difficult to write and keep some sort interest in them. Just think and remember guys, don't expect life here to be roses without you. We cope and survive but even the 10/10 days are only 6/10 when the one you love is thousands of miles away from you ;)

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