Firstly, may I thank the powers that be for returning OnB to us. In future please keep yer fecking hands off it!!!! However, the remarks under the Forum Title got me thinking (yeah, I know!!) I do remember when we formed square when dealing with Riot Control. The first time I came across this was in training at Junior Bleeders. I was nominated one of the CS Gas grenade throwers and we were giving a demonstration of the Riot Control Square to a bunch of teachers & Headies on a visit to IJLB. To set the scene, it was January (might have been February - it was 42 years ago), we were in combats (old style - not DPM), with Boots:ammo, tin topies and SLRs. My task was to run out 5 paces in front of the square with 3 others and lob CS at the mob. Ordered forward by the Square Commander and we doubled forward, slinging SLRs and preparing to lob said CS Grens. Now remember the scene - winter/boots ammo. On trying to stop I went arrse over tit as the boots suddenly decided that ice and studs did not mix. A tad embarassing for a 16 year old laddie, although there are compensations as if that had happened at the battalion it would have cost me a lot of beer!! So in answer to the question posed by GCO - yes I do remember forming square - if slightly different from Waterloo style.