I have just seen a female recruit walking around Larkhill wearing what looks to be a guards beret but looking closer I realise it is the 4/73 "Special" hat. I was slightly confused into why this is being issued at a phase 2 establishment and upon digging into it further said female recruit is going to attempt to course upon completion of her phase 2. Good luck with that young lady, however what has really gripped my nads, is the amount of phase 3 5th regt personnel who have an issue with it. I ask why should they have? 7 RHA issue phase 2 recruits with the maroon beret as part of a recruiting process and as that is a recognised specialised unit why should a sub unit have a drama with it?