Alan, our local point-man, had arranged a meeting with a retired army officer. On the dot, this ramrod of a man approached us. It has been proven that old soldiers don't die, they just fade away......but they take a long time to faze out their posture, their bearing etc. Just like how we can pick out the Special Branch, you can always pick out an army officer, active or retired.
After the normal preliminaries about the current Postal Vote practice I asked: During your time did your soldiers vote?
"NO, I asked the corporal to do the voting". Period.
More on Postal Votes HERE