OOOOOPS!!! By Chris Meehan, 21 Construction Squadron RAE (Ex-Grunt)
We had just finished doing target indoctrination while doing Infantry Minor Tactics. We then went and started practicing contract drills. As the troop proceeded, someone called out, “Contact front.” As we went through the contact drill, halfway through it someone yelled out, “Where’s the boss?” followed quickly by “Watch my fall of shot.” Needless to say, it didn’t go down too well. Ooooops – slip of the tongue.
If your attack is going really well, it’s an ambush.