Daz, it wasn't a set of stairs it was a grill over a cellar, and when I put my foot on it, after a yank had replaced it, I went straight down, catching my top teeth on the edge, breaking my top jaw and ripping out some crowns I had.
Brian Ashcroft accompanied me to the hospital.
I didn't mind but the packed lunch they gave us on the F**ing herc trip back had apples AND MY FACE HAD BEEN STICHED UP AND COULDN'T OPEN EXCEPT FOR A STRAW.
THE BLOODY PAIN KILLERS THE DANES GAVE ME WERE THE SIZE OF A 5DM AND COULDN'T EVEN TAKE THEM:(
Since you mention Aalborg.... 29 Sqn Detachment around 1978, I recall Simmo being asked ... well, more shouted at to GET OUT by C/T`Spikey Goodwin` when Simmo took him a beer to his (and F/S Mal Whitlock`s)room during a p*** up. I suppose Spikey was justified as it was about 3am. ....Oh!... and there was HMS Wakeful in Aalborg harbour.... but that`s a story for another day