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Quoting: Don Knight
One treat I recall from my time in the forces, compo cheese on hard-tack bikkies, with a good smear of compo jam, lovely whilst on radio duty at night.
Well Don. Can’t really think of many treats from forces days, except ’Kitkats’ Although the guy in the naafi would do me ’Egg-in-a-nest’ once I’d gone into the kitchen and shown him what it was (he didn’t speak much English).
The thing I do remember was that my mate Tony Belcher and I used to swap a bottle of Maltese beer, dreadful stuff, for the rum rations everyone was issued with whenever we went swanning off in the blue, few lads in the troop being old enough to prefer rum to beer!
This accumulated quicker than we could drink it and still stay fairly sober!
It did mean though, that we usually had a full ’water’ bottle or two, handy for dark and cold nights...No matter what we were supposed to be doing!