You'll have to pay for it
'You've lost your rifle, Muldoon?' said the captain at Dunkirk.
'Yes, sir. In the retreat I jumped aboard a boat and the gun fell in the water!'
'Well, son, that was government property and you'll have to pay for it out
of your wages.'
'What?' said Muldoon. 'Do you mean we've got to pay for any equipment we lose?'
'Of course,' said the captain. 'It's your responsibility after all.'
'And if I'd lost a tank, I'd have to pay?'
'My God,' muttered Muldoon. 'No wonder those captains go down with their ships!'