For the last few weeks we have been hearing nasty rumours that the older generation want barrack dress back. The worst has happened. Today saw a paper from QMG and DCTA that there is an intention, within a few years, to have only 3 forms of dress for everyone. By everyone I mean, ruperts, guards, toms, paras... the lot. They are to be Parade uniform. Number 2s all round, no service dress for officers or WO1s and very few deviations allowed. Barrack dress. Same pattern for everyone, even if you are a skirt wearing scottish hairdresser. This for use in offices and HQs, and probably on courses etc.. Combat 95, or FIST accredited gear for ex and ops. There is a survey going around units in UK mainly in the 3 Div and the 4 Div areas. Coming to QM near you soon.