Hi all, I went to a do the other day, where the vast majority where ex officers from all three services. Most of them refered to themselves on their name badges, and introductions by their retired ranks... ie Colonel etc. I found it very irritating , and frankly, quite sad. They seemed to have become what they used to be!! I was not an officer..... so..... Am I being narrow minded, or ungracious? Regards, John.