Assembling for inspection parade

Many years ago when I was serving in the army as a conscript, the instructions were relayed in a top-down approach, layer by layer, and in the process the instructions underwent changes. The below is a typical scenario. MAJ A (coy commander) to his platoon commanders, “Gather the men tomorrow at 0800h for an inspection… Continue reading Assembling for inspection parade

My 3 pairs of army boots

On the day I was enlisted many years ago, I was given 2 pairs of boots. 1 pair became known as combat boots, the other became parade boots. The boots were made of leather and were very uncomfortable initially. The combat boots were worn daily in camp and for the various training, such as shooting,… Continue reading My 3 pairs of army boots

The difference between off and leave

When I was serving in the army as a conscript, I had 14 days of annual leave, and sometimes I would be given 1 day off. Initially I could not understand the difference between leave and off, because they were subjected to approval when I submitted the application. To me it just meant I need… Continue reading The difference between off and leave