"A Harmless Drudge(?)"
Troublesome. Fortunately we don't have very many. Getting fewer every strategic review. Deemed expendable by most politicians.
Known to partake in copious amounts of alcohol not necessarily on a ritualistic basis. They have strange initiation ceremonies which are publicly denied particularly to the media. However, these creatures are regularly abused by the system designed to career manage them, pay them and generally look after them i.e. food, clothing and habitable accommodation.
Still this country needs them ... I mean who else is going to shag ugly birds?
See also Squaddies.
Misuse of the term
The meaning of a Soldier/Squaddie has been misused by fuckwit mongs who use the term "Soulja".