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That lovely period of time you spend lying in a muddy hole in the ground wondering what the f**k you are doing. Generally accompanied by a packet of soaking wet Benny Hedgehogs that are squashed flatter than a snail's wine cellar, along with the largest misnomer on exercise (namely - a cigarette lighter).

For reasons best known to themselves, a cigarette lighter taken on any "training" period will, inevitably, turn back into a piece of useless plastic with some flint attached. This forces the luckless soldier to resort to Wind-Proof non-flammable matches to light his Tabs. See also cigarette lighter.

Of course the soft option was the Training film, the height of 70s training technology. When the NBC one came on before an exercise you just knew it was going to be fun.

See also Korean Knife Fighting Course.