Thank you for your words. You are correct vein is an error which I'll amend shortly in fact I thought I already had.
"The club" is exactly what it is. Although it has a multitude of members it is still a rather exclusive club. There is a weird bond shared by service personnel, both veterans and those currently serving. Even if you have never served together or are even from a different nation. There is a kind of shared understanding that is difficult to put into words.
With regard to rhymes, it's simply what I like doing. I've never felt the need to practice, improve or conform to a stereotypical idea of what a rhyme should be What ever random twaddle pops into my head usually endss up on here. Sometimes they will conform to a specific style and follow the meter but if they do them it is usually purely by chance. If I had to sit and really think about what I was doing I think I would lose the enjoyment.
Because I write for the enjoyment of it, means I do so without the pressure of worrying whether it is good or bad. That on occasion others will like something I've written is rather humbling though.