I have read The Moon’s a Balloon many years ago. The part where he is having a medical examination in the gym is hilarious. It reminded me of my RAF medical, also in a gym a lifetime ago and where a Dr in a black leather trench coat (that was bad enough) told me to “strip off”. As I got to my underpants with one leg in and one leg out this voice shouted “no,no,no keep those on”! Too late, I was hopping around like a demented streaker trying to recover what was left of my dignity. Needn’t have worried as the Dr said there was nothing wrong with my balance and that worse indignities awaited me during basic training!