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Monday, June 05, 2006

Two Cans

Two cans.

That's what the army says you can drink when you are on operations.

Two cans of beer.

And not all the time. Sometimes it's nothing*. And then sometimes two cans might mean two jerrycans.**

I'm sorry but if you are a wine/spirits/alcopops drinker then you're probably going to be thirsty.

Well until you finish your 6 months and then we all seem to play catch up for a bit.

* And I'm not complaining. Sometimes you or the situation is far too busy for anyone to have any alcohol in their system.

** Not that we'd ever break the rules - just bend them a bit.


Blogger greavsie said...

Isn't it a bit of a giveaway when you're crawling through the undergrowth and there's a 'Pffft' of a ring-pull next to you?

9:49 pm  
Blogger PI said...

Could be coke?

10:51 pm  
Anonymous Rob said...

Is that two cans for the entire time you are out, or two a night? Either way seems a little cruel.

11:35 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Greavsie - I guess that depends on where you on operations.

PI - oh yes - they didn't force beer down our throats.

Rob - two cans a night as long as the situation warranted it. Just enough for you to get a taste.

6:56 am  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

as in go on a bender? I should have joined up!

10:02 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought the NAAFI (convienience store + disco pub) at Catterick army barracks was its own training center. Get your pay at the end of the month in cash and go straight to the bar... or the tattoo shop just outside the gate..

1:39 pm  
Anonymous Stu Savory said...

Toucans? It HAS to be Guinness?

8:46 pm  

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