Sat around discussing stuff and the subject of batmen and batting came up. Does it still go on? When was it formally stopped? Is it a Regimental thing, not sure but do the Household Div still have it for special occasions? Last time I had anything remotely like it, was the HHI course at Brize when you got trousers pressed, boots cleaned and a cup of tea in the morning! That was in the late 80's.