I was in our local nick last night, me grand daughter had got lifted for shoplifting a lipstick, she has been spoken to. While I was in there (3 hours) two different sets of squaddies turned up to collect AWOL soldiers. The first two were from a Scottish Regt, they wore khaki bonnet type caps, both full corporals and wearing RP armbands, the second pair were from the RA, they were chatting amongst themselves, so of course I had an "earwig". It turned out that the bloke they were collecting had been in the RA for 3 months and 4 days, their boss had told them that he wanted the absconder back in one piece, but black and blue was ok. It was quite an informative evening. Something that did strike me about both sets of soldiers was that one was white and one was black. Is it organized in this way? I haven't been a soldier for 54 years, so don't know anything about todays organization.