Military issues safety notice after Port-a-Pottie prank
CFB GAGETOWN, N.B. (CP) — It sounds like a comic sketch from MASH, but the Canadian Forces have issued a warning after someone blew up a Port-a-Pottie.
In December, an ammunition platoon from Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in New Brunswick was called in to investigate after someone levelled a latrine with a pyrotechnic used to simulate the flash and bang of artillery or mortar fire.
The safety notice says the “Arty-Sims”— as they are known to soldiers — should only be used at a safe distance, and never within a confined space.
It says fortunately for the “fool or fools” who threw the simulator, no one was inside the Port-a-Pottie at the time and no one was hurt.
But the toilet was totalled, costing the Forces about $800 to replace.