I wouldn't give modern day
RAF chiefs are appealing for donations so British troops returning from Afghanistan can enjoy a cold beer on their flight home.
Dutch brewery Grolsch has donated 10,000 cans, enough for all the personnel coming home after six months away from their families. But Wing Cdr Chadwick would like to be able to offer troops a beer on every military flight out of Afghanistan. "It would be nice to do it all year round, not just for the Rip," he said.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the "Beer for the boys" fund can send a cheque, made payable to "SIF Funds, RAF Brize Norton" and with "Beer for the boys" written on the back, to Wing Cdr Chadwick at 216 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX.
Pretty please one of the risk-averse puritannical alcohol nancies goes into 'irresponsible to promote alcohol' mode about this.
Go on, Gilmore/Shenker, I fucking double dare you.