First off - hello everybody, I'm new here, so if there any initiation ceremonies involving a radish, the severed head of a goat and a wimple (or similar), then please count me in. However, until that time, I was rather hoping that someone here might able to offer a definitive answer to a question regarding the Guards regiments (specifically the Coldstreamers, but also in general). I have heard it said that unless one has a private income of some description, or is just generally richer than the average bear, then you will struggle to "fit in" in a Guards regiment. Is this true, or is this a rumour that persists from a bygone era? Please bear in mind I'm not talking about "class" or "the old school tie", I'm simply talking about cold hard cash. I apologise if this has been covered before, but any advice would be much appreciated.