Blog: What a cracker

Catherine Sleep | 18 August 2004

British forces on active service get to have a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings – or as close an approximation as is possible under the circumstances. This includes crackers, even though they are classified as explosives and are therefore subject to special paperwork. It seems a bit excessive, but it’s a morale-boosting exercise.

I found this out by reading an article on the modernisation of rations for service personnel in combat situations – and a long-overdue modernisation it is, by the sounds of it. After all, beef stew and dumplings isn’t for everyone.

Rations updated


BLOG

We wish you a merry Christmas

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in...

BLOG

UK food associations come together on Brexit

The plethora of food manufacturing associations in the UK has been argued by some to be an impediment to the industry coming to a coherent position on the aftermath of Brexit and on what the sector sh...

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?