All Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors please just get a grip.

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  1. Outstanding
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    Berets and Dress Standards

    It comes to something when this has to be addressed on Arrse.

    Why oh why do we continue to see the increase in the wearing of berets as peaked flat hats with badges not over the left eye, but stuck almost behind the line of the left ear?

    Is it fashion?

    Is it style?

    Is it comfortable?

    Is it respectful?

    Is it a sign of Regimental individuality?

    Is it simple idleness and a failure of the Change of Command in not having the Moral Courage to correct it?

    Is it a sign of toughness?
    patch27, MPKaiser, Peejl and 2 others like this.
  2. Auld-Yin
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    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Is it a sign of "Oh ****.... another thread about berets!!!" ?
  3. Bob-Palmer
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    Bob-Palmer Old-Salt

    Yes
    yes
    yes I suppose
    how would it not be?
    I dont see how it wouldn't be...
    probably not
    unlikely.

    Why do people have such a problem with it?
  4. Bouillabaisse
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    Does it have to be addressed on arrse? Really? I suppose you're right. After all, the real reason that people are getting away with it is that every battalion commander and every RSM is permenantly glued to arrse and will therefore read this. I myself am the RSM for the Coldstream Guards. I shall consider myself told and will sort it immediately. Sah!
    Mr Tweedy, Vimeiro, Oldliney and 6 others like this.
  5. Outstanding
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    Fraid so, this months Soldier mag did it for me with the inside back page homilies with soldiers sporting a veritable array of ridiculous looking berets that frankly look stupid.
    Djbutler likes this.
  6. Arrse_onist
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    Arrse_onist War Hero

    Its all about looking Ally.

    Ally saves lives.

    The COC want to be seen to be saving lives.

    fin
  7. Oldliney
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    Oldliney Clanker

    Squaddies do it to wind up the Tara. I used to, until I became one.
  8. stacker1
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    stacker1 LE

    Stupid to whom? Not them obviously. I doubt they care about your fashion opinions.
  9. Draft Dodger
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    Draft Dodger LE

    no need to get upset.

    have you considered taking valium? everything seems okay and generally quite nice with valium.
    sparkylaroue likes this.
  10. Zarathustra
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    Zarathustra

    So which regiments are still bad for this? My lot went through a phase but it was stamped on, though people still get away with wearing their berets with a bit of attitude.

    The Rifles seem to be pretty bad for it, as do attached arms in 16X.
  11. Taffd
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    Taffd

    Anything is only as important as you choose to make it.


    It's a hat for ****'s sake. Get agrip.
  12. Bouillabaisse
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    Oh Christ. someone mentioned "hats." As the RSM of 2 Para can I point out that you're all hats? Thank you.
    Bosscat, jonboyMP, Faustic and 4 others like this.
  13. Outstanding
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    Not just a hat mate, it is a sign of your Regimental allegiance worn with a badge that you should be proud of displaying to the front of your head - for ****'s sake!
    Turret_Monster, HHH and Djbutler like this.
  14. Outstanding
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    Outstanding LE

    You get about as RSM don't you BB?
  15. shortfuse
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    We could drag this out for 7 million pages like your last hopeless rant about wearing uniform in main building - you boring ****.
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