Looking for an opinion here. Went on an ex with the TA the other day and we had to do a CTR, no probs, been a while since I left the regs but thought I should be able to remember most of it. The plan was quite simple, patrol out in section strength, more to FRV, drop off a protection party and send out a CTR team to do the work. no dramas. However when it came to briefing the lads and prep to move it was mentioned to me that for a CTR you shouldn't wear webbing or helmet for noise reduction. Now I haven't an issue with that moving from the FRV to the CTR, but I wanted my lads fully kitted on the patrol down as it was about 4-5 km from the harbour area and anything could happen, but another section commander stated that you shouldn't have any kit but your rifle from the off what happened next was a bit of a bitchfest about how " i ave always done it this way" etc. After a lot of whinging we all left with our kit but I had a nagging thought about this event, so who's right ? Am I seriously wrong or out of touch, or was the other guy just a cowboy wanting to do a bit of sneaky sammy sas stuff with woolly hats on ?