Back in the late 70's a bunch of very board tankies were looking to make a radical discovery. Discussion in the brew room had centered on a basic principle, which had up until that point, been practiced by all of us often - but never been discussed in public. After dumping do you flush first then dress or dress first then flush? This puzzle perplexed around 30 of said bored members of 3 RTR, until one bright spark came up with an idea to find out, by means of a randon sample. A red smoke grenade was duly strapped to the flush (high wall mounted), in one of two traps at the far end of the hanger. Those in the same troop were primed of the experiment - the others were less fortunate. All eyes were on said trap, when a well build Cpl tankie from 16 Tp saunred into the traps. As he did about 30 chaps formed a perfect horseshoe around the enterance to the bogs. A few minutes later, there was a loud 'pop', followed by a whoosh, and red smoke billowed out of the bogs..... followed closely by said Cpl from 16 Tp with his coveralls and grundies round his ankles, shouting all sorts of obsenities!! - RESULT! Still, that particular experiment, with a sample of one, only proved that he flushed before dressing, whereas discussion in the bar on this subject seems to indicate a greater than average number of people do it the other way around. The experiment has only ever been centered on dumping, and no attempt has been made to assess peeing by either the femail of the species order of actions, or indeed those chaps who sit first thing in the morning 'cause they're still too asleep to stand. So fellow arrsers, lets draw this 25 year old experiment to a close. Do you: a) Dump, flush then dress b) Dump, dress then flush or are there even more elaborate sequences which the experiment failed to appreciate such as sh!t, flush, stand, dress, brush then flush again!