Just a thought and Im curious on the general view of fellow arrsers First name terms from Officers to SNCO's? or SNCO's/NCO's to Toms? Good thing? bad thing? Big No No? Obviously, right place, right name, but the Spams have done it for years, seeing it as a sign of respect, Senior Officers calling thier senior NCO's by thier first names in certain situations and locations. Im not talking about on ops/ex etc, but in general, and of course not in front of the wrong people. And Im only talking about Officers/SNCO's/NCO's to the lads, but not upwards, or should there be a fine line? Keeping it strickly business?? edited to add, what if your boss says call him by his first name?