Over the years, as a result of the natural progression of a weekend break as well as the requirements of the draw, Colonel's missions have evolved a fairly consistent form, with certain activities generally performed on particular days. Some breaks being shorter than others, not all these days are always present.
After arriving at the destination, the men scout out the locality and get a feel for the area.
During the evening meal, these activities take place:
On this day, the Regiment explore the destination more thoroughly. This day may be exchanged with the excursion day, or two excursions may be attempted, depending on practicalities.
Over lunch on this day, or on the excursion day, the men participate in
At some point between this day and the draw, suitable candidates are sought for
After the evening meal, drinks are sought and a venue chosen for
This day is a good opportunity to identify a stammtisch location.
Excursion day and draw night
On this day, the Regiment venture further afield. At lunch on this day, the toasts are performed.
Sometimes, there is a significant part of this day available before the trip home. This can be used for further sightseeing (as in Mission 19 19 Valletta) or for sitting in a cafe in the rain getting bored (as in Mission 2 2 Dublin).