Monday 24 March 2003

The army marches on its stomach

Much has been made of the superior US base facilities in Kuwait. They apparently have burger outlets and cinemas; the British troops have had to buy some of their own equipment. But BBC Radio 5 tonight tells us that all is not lost on the British side. Americans are supplied with MRE - Meals Ready to Eat but much prefer to get hold of British rations, which include Mars Bars. This is understandable but can the US Marines handle Chicken Vindaloo not to mention marmite sandwiches?