It has come to my attention there is a rather ghastly lack of field gun etiquette in play.
Many a time I man the field gun, line up the enemy then. . . . . nothing.
There is no shell in the breach, I mean it's just not cricket chaps.
It's terribly inconvienant and not to mention damn un-British to leave friend or foe in such a pickle.
In the absence of tea making facilities at the field gun the next most gentlemanly thing to do is leave a round in the pipe for the next fellow.
Along with freedom, democracy and law I hope this fair play will also become an export of the British Empire to the world.
Long live the queen.