- 11-06-2012, 18:32 #11Politically correct doesn't mean morally correct
- 11-06-2012, 18:34 #12
- 11-06-2012, 18:41 #13
Rant over. Fucking cunts.
Edited: Just read back up through the thread and I've basically re-worded Bickies' earlier post. Mea culpa.
2nd Edit: Fuck it - I've named the post.
Last edited by LAIT; 11-06-2012 at 18:43.
- 11-06-2012, 18:43 #14
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- 11-06-2012, 18:47 #15
- 11-06-2012, 18:50 #16
Field Officers (Majors and above) can use their rank if they so wish after retirement. This changes during wartime when any officer can use his rank after retirement (hence Capt Bob Maxwell but not Captain Mark Phillips). Mess dress can be worn by retired officers providing a brass R is worn below the rank as can service dress if attending an official function (for example, being presented with a gong etc).
Anyone, in this day and age, who continues to use their rank in civvy street is a tosser. The ROs who infest headquarters like to use it but that just about sums it up. As is anyone turning up in uniform to a non official function after retirement. Some people just can't let go....oh, that doesn't apply to Field Marshals.I can say the name of that railway station in Wales, as well.
- 11-06-2012, 18:55 #17
- 11-06-2012, 19:05 #18
Every Rtd Field Officer I know doesn't do it. Including an ex 22 SAS Colonel.
- 11-06-2012, 19:13 #19
- 11-06-2012, 19:17 #20
Maybe when you said 'SPS' earlier, she misheard you and thought you said 'SBS'. It happens.