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May 28, 2013 12:39 pm

I keep reading about how army food has improved since my day and how the new ration packs are so much more nutritious than the old compo. So I was fascinated to see in one of the pictures the young soldier, presumably cooking for the whole team as per the text, frying up tinned sausages and spam – a great big plate of tinned spam sliced a quarter of an inch thick then fried. Plus ca change …

Oatmeal block, tinned cheese, bacon grill and a tube of condensed milk anyone?

May 28, 2013 8:10 pm

Nope they’re long gone. Beef and Cassava more like. Which produced an earnest squaddie chat that lasted for hours and ended in a fight about what cassava was.

paul g
May 29, 2013 2:45 pm

t’was a sad day when they phased out spangles and bacongrill! In fact i sometimes buy the bacongrill in the supermarket for old times sake. (thankfully i’m not that nostalgic and haven’t basha’d up in the back garden to cook it)