My eldest son is in the Royal Engineers (was in the TA before he went full time). The constantly poor organisational abilities of the Army have brought me a new understanding of the expression "planned with military precision" I'm afraid
. Another expression to do with consuming excessive alcohol and a brewery might be more appropriate.
I hope this isn't treasonous, I'm immensely proud of what he and his coleagues do
but sometimes I despair at the admin. they seem to regualrly "forget" to oragnise travel warrants etc. and he has finished up paying for his own flights for leave on several occassions.