Can anybody settle a mess argument for me and my buddy. Not sure how we ended up on this subject but I know we had both had several pints. What are the regulations regarding Beards in the Army. Can Pioneers have beards or is it a myth? As a New recruit to the infantry in 1994 I was told that facial hair was not allowed as it prevents a respirator making a good seal with the skin but this is probably bollocks as the Navy are allowed beards (some of the sailors I've seen have them anyway.) I have searched through queens regs but cannot find a relevent section. Can anyone shed a bit of light here?