Well the question is why not? Presently serving on an all-arms team with all kinds of muppets from all three services, every Friday WO1 from A & SH wears his version of barrack dress consisting of Grey shirt, Sam Browne, Kilt, sporron and spats! Known as Kilt Friday in his Bn.
A sign of individuality, loyalty to his Regiment and a look of don't even bother to take the p*ss or i'll knock you out.
OK, we're not in an operational unit at the mo' and not doing CFT's and such on a friday like most people, but definitely proud of his roots, so why not be proud of who we are, instead of trying to blend in with the RLC, Sigs and REME.
A certain Lt Col just left the school, (Tgts Branch) always sporting some wierd kind of dress that he'd dragged out of his Dhobi bin, mad as a hatter, but hated the idea of wearing CS 95 for almost evrything. Well we nearly do now any way dont we?
Point being if you can be proud of the (Royal) Regiment you serve in, and if you're on an ERE then let them know about it. I do, evry day, 'cause i can!!
All for being proud of the Regiment, but the question is why should we have to pay for the honour? The price of the jumper and all it's gold baubles is far to expensive. Maybe when those at the top start fighting for a fair deal for the gunners as regards pay 2000 we might start thinking of buying these extras, until then, stick it up yer jumper.