Badge as in "The Badge". Basically I've just been issued new 95 Shirts after a 12 year Sabatical from HM Forces. Now I may be going senile but the last time I was issued these they didn't have a zip in them - just buttons. And no it wasn't a trop shirt last time - I'm not that senile. Seems to be this is a belt and braces approach as the buttons on their own are just fine. Its hardly there for thermal properties because you just wear a Norgie instead if you're cold, and besides the zip seems to end about 2" above my belly button. The zip makes it a real pain in the jacks to iron and get nice and smart - especially round the collar. My question is this - Do you reckon the Badge is going to tear me a new one if I cut the damn zip out? Has anybody else done this? And yes I know its official title is "Combat Jacket Lightweight" or something, but lets be honest, does anybody wear it in such a role?