So it is what I thought; the only time I'd seen (and done that) myself was going thru Cornwallis. One of our MCpl's loved to do it to us when we were on our hourly 10-min smoke breaks in the Hollow Square. We had 10 min's to march out from the back, smoke 'in a military fashion', put the butts out/away, and march back inside. Dead Ant killed your chances of getting that dart downrange.
Dead Ant didn't continue from the VP, to the MP, and now the LRP Sqns/days. Like many traditions...it just fell off somewhere.
Cool video of the aircraft development. My dad flew the Argus from July 57 until Aug 60 with 405 sqn in Greenwood. His crew did a 26 hr patrol in 1960, a record at that point as i recall being told (well before my time)