I started a lighthearted competition and now realise I hijacked the thread.
So, apologies to Hunting Solutions and the New Ground thread.
The competition is for the best 10-man Compo ration pack story and the prize is 6 tins of Compo sausages.
EDITED TO ADD a closing date. Shall we say 25 July 13?
Leader so far: Harry Mac with
"Shortly after me and my mates joined our regiment we went on Exercise Eternal Triangle; one of the big FTXs we used to have in Germany, with virtually unrestricted movement acros huge tracts of land. One night my mate's troop got bumped (attacked) and as they set off out of their hide his commander told him to put breakfast in the BV (Boiling Vessel) so that at least they'd get a hot breakfast for their trouble. Two hours later they pulled up in a new hide and after doing all the usual ocupation drills, the commander says, "get breakfast out then". When he pulled the cans out of the BV there was one of chocolate, sweets and matches, and one of mixed veg. He'd been so scared of showing a light that he'd just grabbed the first two cans that came to hand. His commander was none too chuffed and I think he explained things with gusto. From that day on my mate was known as "Mixed Veg"."
Over to you.