And here everybody I served with would watch the Griffons fly around and think 'Ya know, we can't be pilots. But that FE position looks like a sweet gig!"
Door gunnery provided some compensation, but that would only go so far.
It was definitely a "sweet gig" for the young grunts that got to do it in KAF - including a sizeable number of Reservists. Seeing flying suits worn with funny Regimental hats was always amusing.