posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 08:29 AM
reply to post by ototheb85
Hi there, When i see this it brought a smile to my face in a twisted sort of way.
When i was stationed in Germany a order come into our Battalion to supply 2 guys for the porton down facility.
because our platoon was like a penal platoon the battalion decided that guys from our platoon where the only crazy loons in the battalion that would
take up this kind of order. (Bear in mind that Porton Down to us was where people went to be tested on with various chemical agents as far as we was
concerned). Anyway to cut a long story short 2 guys jumped at the chance as you got an extra few bob in your pocket and some free Booze, don't ask
Off they went back to England and in a months time one returned. He went on to tell us he had been trying out various equipment and stuff which all
seemed abit annoying to us as we was hoping he would have 2 heads or something. About 3 months maybe more the other guy come back. He looked thin as a
rake and we was like what the hell and he then went on to explain, basically he had been testing the Nuclear Biological and Chemical warfare equipment
we carried as personal equipment. He had to endure loads of physical activities like digging and tread mill running with this gear on and full
respirator whilst they tested various things on him. To be fair we pissed our pants cos this guy had basically been beasted (physically abused
through physical activity) for 4 months in a NBC suit.
Sorry it may not be what you was looking for but this was the fact. When we spoke about it after we stopped laughing and neither of them knew much
about the place as they didn't go out or get to spend the extra cash on beer, so we wet ourselves loads more. Sorry again for the laughing its just
you have to understand the soldiers mentality with things like this.