I don't mind the capbadge being worn over the corner of the left eye, indeed I wore mine like that as did a lot of other lads. Wearing the badge almost above the left ear though, is not a good look.It bugs me to see berets now being worn "cowpat" style, with the badge hidden. It's as if those who do it are ashamed of their unit. With some units however, this is understandable.
Rupert? Thats the RSM’s territory.What is it with units today, especially the Paras, Crab Regt and a couple I can’t think of at the mo. They wear their berets like an Andy Cap flat one, why aren’t senior Ruperts picking up on this and putting a stop to it.
Is it an Ally statement, dunno about you older gents, I think they look stupid. Could one of the current serving folk please enlighten us.
In the 70s if my Razman had seen my beret worn like that,it would have suddenly got a wheeeee!!!
Do you mean the plate smuggler or the full satellite dish?The less said about officer berets, the better...
The brand new combat jacket that was issued just before the VSO gets into his superheated Landrover. And with a brand new 58 pattern belt, of course.Do you mean the plate smuggler or the full satellite dish?
In VSO this normally went with the japanese puttees, the triangular bits sticking out of the cuffs of their longer-than-normal combat jackets...
“Mail getting through?...boots fit?...what are your arcs young man?”
I like a TOS. We had a platoon of Gordon's attached in South Armagh, 1988-89. Always wore their TOS's. Also TA Black Watch attached in Boz in 97. The Black Watch lads (and one lass) had to wear our Beret and Hackle, but toward the EOT, the TOS's were back on.Photos of Scottish regiments often show the Jocks wearing TOS with badge between left eye & left ear, material pulled to the front like a "coal heaver's cap" to quote George MacDonald Fraser, whereas the officers try to pull the material to the right like a beret.
Dress is a Regimental Matter...! The RSM would take his line from the CO and the Regimental Colonel!Yes agreed it is the RSMs territory, point I’m trying to make, why aren’t orders coming down from Brigade or Corps HQ to raise standards of dress?
The RSM would then Police his unit.
It is but the RSM of today's units that wear the badge over the ear as a matter of course would likely have served his entire time wearing his beret in that fashion, he (or she) is probably not going to make changes to something they regard as the norm.Rupert? Thats the RSM’s territory.