The new C.O. was tall and lean. He wore a bush hat, khaki drill, and had a .45 revolver slung low on each hip making him look more like a western gun-slinger.
As he strode on parade, the little buglar muttered "ey up, 'ere comes two gun slack-arse. The nickname stuck and for the short time he was with us, this colonel was never referred to by any other name.
Some of these characters would have been better suited as actors. Years after the war, when I was watching Gary Cooper as the sheriff in "High Noon" I remember thinking of his semilarity with Two gun slack-arse; though Cooper was a bit more beefy.
Then we had the ladies men of course. They were to be found in all ranks, but seldom, I noticed, on active service. They all seemed to possess the knack of quietly doing a bunk as the battalion bustled in its preparations.