Best time?

Possibly the best 6 months of my career, the location on the world map was about as dire as it was possible to be based at, but for 6 months we were left to just get on with the job of running the power stations and water supply..... the only thing that was compulsory was wearing uniform! Other than that it was a true 6 month jolly, drinking and jumping on helicopters like they were taxis.
Sadly I was back there 12 months later with my own squadron, and some form of military organisation had taken over the place which spoiled it no end.