Not sure where you are these days. I posted this comment on Araminta’s blog.
“This is bread and butter stuff for Bravo. He has, probably, spent his entire adult life, reading, writing and implementing SOP’s aka Standing Operating Procedures. In the Forces, there is a SOP for every eventuality.”
I made the mistake of replying to her comment to me:-
“Yes, indeed, Toc, I am well aware of that; it’s just a pity when the SOP’s occasionally go pear-shaped. It does happen. The best laid plans and etc. There is unfortunately no SOP for life.”
This of course has been edited to miss out the part where she mentioned having experience of the matter of SOP’s. I then asked her if she had been a member of the SAS or just a member ot the WRAC. She deleted that! Not a problem really, I thought my original comment to have been the general flavour of the post and of interest to some?
Not to worry, her post her edit. My post my edit.:-)