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Monday, January 09, 2006

Put The Kettle On

Do you know what the best thing about the Warrior fighting vehicle, apart from it making you feel like a real man, is?

Perhaps the 30mm Rarden Cannon capable of firing Armour Piercing or High Explosive Rounds.

Maybe the 8 smoke dischargers fixed the front - just what you need to get you out of a tight spot.

Or even the seven soldiers it will fit in the back - perhaps not in Vauxhall Zafira style comfort - but ready to deploy at a moments notice.

No - the best thing about the Warrior Fighting Vehicle.

The built in kettle. Hot water at the flick of a switch - almost. Cups of tea - morning, noon and night. Although making tea at 50 mph across rugged terrain is kind of interesting. And pop your 'boil-in-the-bag' dinner in and it will be ready before you can say 'Jamie Oliver'.

So there you go. Next time you are lying in your beds quaking at the prospect of the country being invaded by the 5th Shock Army you can rest assured that those sworn to protect you will be well fed and watered.


Anonymous Kath said...

Just another of life's little wonders. Excellent.

Now if you could just get an Xbox in there...

6:58 pm  
Blogger greavsie said...

All you need is a urinal and you'd be sorted for months on end.

7:05 pm  
Blogger Anxious said...

Well, thank goodness for that!

7:39 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Kath - the REME always seemed to fit all sort of mod cons to their vehicles.

Greavsie - funny you should say that. It comes with a Porta-Potty type affair which goes under one of the seats. Fortunately never had to 'trial' it.

Anxious - I always like to put peoples minds at rest.

8:07 pm  
Anonymous Growing Up said...

With the amount of tea you drink i'm sure the kettle was never off. Is that something that you were taught how to make a good brew when you were training. I could just imagine you at war oh lets just have a quick brew.

8:35 pm  
Blogger Sean from DocintheBox said...

How come we never get cool gear like that? All of our stuff is aftermarket but then again we can't make a good tea either.

11:28 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

All you need is some DVD screens in the back of the front headrests and a bowling alley in the boot and your Warrior will officially have been pimped.

11:59 pm  
Blogger savante said...

Omigod! How cool is that! We definitely need one of those in the hospital. Over here, we're still relying on iron kettles!


7:19 am  
Blogger savante said...

Just finished going through your blog - and your lovely girl with the red hair. You're hilarious :) Mind if I put up a link?


7:24 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

GU - always time for a brew - you know that!

Sean - yup but you guys do great coffee.

Katy - Yeah and after that we could 'Jamie's Squaddie Dinners'.

Savante - I thought doc's and nurses were as bad as squaddies for drinking brews.

7:53 am  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Nothing like a good cup o' tea to sort out life's little troubles, fight wars and so on.

Urinals? You can always fire away at the enemy instead.

10:55 am  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Porta-Potty... When you're bumping your way at 50mph across rugged terrain, doesn't that splash something awful?

12:56 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

GG - a cup of tea has made the British Army what it is. Whether that's a good thing is a matter of opinion.

Jamie - fortunately the 'inside loo' is only used when you've come under Chemical Attack. Although you could argue that using it constitutes a chemical attack in itself.

6:15 pm  
Blogger Haggiswurst said...

How about a Bovril?

11:33 pm  
Blogger Haggiswurst said...

er sorry...That link should have read...

11:35 pm  
Blogger Haggiswurst said...

haha Sorry Universal but it is too long for the comments page - let me try again....

11:36 pm  

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