Here are the top 10 military traditions that need a lot of explaining to your civilian family members.
Royal Marine Fires New Glock 17
Sgt Steven Load, Royal Marine, firing the new Glock 17 pistol at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich. The MoD has signed a £9m contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. The Glock 17 Gen 4 pistol is not only much lighter than the Browning pistol currently used by the UK military, it is also more accurate and its magazines can carry more bullets.