Wheels falling off landies?
In one the MOD's let cut something moments they got rid of those fine lads and lassies of the Army Catering Corps. Now the army is fed by a bunch of rip off merchants selling barely edible food.
In the past the ACC provided high quality stodge and plenty of it. So squaddies were on the rather hefty side. Now this came useful when checking wheel nuts as torque wrenches were few and far between and normally only trusted to the lads of the LAD (Light Aid Detachment a unit's vehicle service department). On tightening up of said vehicle wheel nuts common practice (well BOAR 1970-90s) was to get a hefty chap to stand on the wheel brace till the nut was tight.
With our now contract fed squaddies hefty chaps are not so common and hence wheel nuts are not getting tightend as well as the used to be.
I shall now get my coat with the yellow handbag of Herfie pils in it.