Mention of greatcoats reminds me of when our billet had to do a late night road patrol duty between RAF Melksham and the town centre. The road patrols were necessary because many of the lads could not handle the local scrumpy and were rowdy walking back to camp from the pubs. It was a night of torrential rain and our greatcoats became drenched. When we got back about 3.00am we hung our greatcoats from the rafters to let the water drain out. Unfortunately while we were out training next morning a newly promoted NCO inpected our billet and did not like the large pool of water which had collected on the floor underneath our greatcoats and put us all on a charge. We plotted revenge but sometimes you could not win !