I went to Kenya whilst serving in British Army in 1987, after a long March, my feet were covered in blisters so I missed the live firing the following day much to my amusement that I could have day off sunbathing. Instead I was placed on a dirt track junction in middle of Masai Mara Park no other humans for miles. I just had to sit guarding this junction on the off chance a vehicle appeared that may have gone down road.
After laying out a sheet, I stripped off, applied sun lotion and caught some rays, it was literally the middle of nowhere and I could hear the gunfire faintly miles away. I soon fell asleep. When I awoke there were vultures circling above me obviously thinking I was dead. I stood up, shook myself awake in the horrendous heat and started walking around a bush to wake myself u. Something caught my eye through the bush, only to see a lion walking along also circling me! I grabbed my rifle and continued walking on high alert walking constantly around the bush as I was told not to leave the junction. I was so hot, the lion wasn't bothered but I didn't know that. Hours later when the convoy finished the live firing and came by and picked me up I was shattered and severely dehydrated whilst all the lads were fresh from the BBQ and beers they had at end. None of them believed me!!!
Grant Williams, Littlehampton