Here are the top 10 military traditions that need a lot of explaining to your civilian family members.
Challenger 2 Tanks and Chinooks
10 March 2014. Fresh from playing an important role in supporting the military response to the multi-agency flood relief effort in Dorset, it has been back out on to Salisbury Plain Training Area, Wiltshire, for Army Reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry (RWxY), for one of their most dynamic weekend exercises in recent years. Not content with getting their hands on the controls of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank - one of the most sophisticated and complex Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the World - these civilian volunteers, who spend the working week as window cleaners, shop assistants and company directors, have been working with the most powerful helicopter in the RAF's fleet during an intense weekend training mission called Exercise Spring Warrior.