The TA SS thread got me mulling over the alleged nicknames given to WW2 units - 'Yellow Devils', 'Red Devils' etc? Has anybody ever actually heard an aged German or Italian say those words when refering to a British unit? We Brits were bigging it up! Surely.......?! Be interesting to know of anymore pukka ones. Different period, but I was particularly taken with the Life Guards nickname during the Napoloeonic war: http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organization/c_nickname.html Still seems rather apt!