Gentlemen and Ladies of AARSE It has sprung to me that in the next few years we might have a whole load of vets very sadly leaving this earth, many have left the Service some time ago but as we all know, its part of them until they die, many cling onto it. We also know they wonât get a military funeral (not entitled) so I was thinking, why not have an ex serving retired bearer party to carry the old fella form the hearse to where ever but as a business to hire out for that sad occasion. Logistics of it all, of course there would be a cost, (travelling, time off etc) but advertised properly, 10-20 guys on the books, dressed in blues, lots on eBay (no headdress) old rank on arm/sleeve and wearing issued medals but also as we have retired, wear the General Service Badge, Its very generic and it would mean uniformity. Lovely shiny boots, giving the old fella the best send off, no cap badge rivalry, Regular or TA (ACF/CCF not included unless they are ex Reg/TA) For my brother jocks it would be blues or nothing, no kilts or spats, uniformity is the key Of course current firearm legislation doesnât allow us to have a firing party, but, Iâm sure we could find a bugler to play the last post an or piper to play a lament and both to be part of the same team too Advertise in The legion magazine, local papers etc, turn up dress off, carry from house to hearse, hearse to grave etc, lower into grave, fall out get some jerricans down your face at the wake. It would be as a business tastefully done, gets the image of the military back into the public eye, who looks after our own??? Cost model to consider X number of blues, various sizes (eBay) Ammo boots of different sizes or shoes (eBay) General Service Corps collar Dogs (eBay) Binding and stands for coffin (various) Union Flag edit to add if that kit is availalable that is Views and problems with the idea so far?