With my ridicule shield well and truly up, and the sarcasm filter on, I would welcome some advice: I am booked onto a PO visit to the HCR at Combermere Barracks, and would obviously like to avoid looking like a tool, as much as that is possible for someone making their first inroads into the Army. I have a couple of questions on structure and terminology. Firstly, HCR and HCMR are both (and the 'R' is a big giveaway) termed regiments. However, within these are the two regiments, LG and RHG/D. I presume the resulting regiment-within-a-regiment structure is an artifact of the merger under Options for Change? I understand that the cavalry name some things differently to the infantry in general (e.g. Infantry battalion vs. Cavalry regiment), that bit's fine, but I'd welcome any further insight into the fine-grained structure of the HC(M)R in particular. Secondly, about RHG/D / Blues and Royals terminology. Having seen people pilloried here for referring to said regiment as B&R, I am keen to not make a faux pas if discussing the regiments in person with others. So, what is the correct terminology in this case - would mentioning the Blues and Royals get one laughed out of Windsor, or is it accepted when speaking to others (the Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons feels like a bit of a mouthful)? Many thanks in advance, Snoreador.