National Recognition of Armed Forces Report I have now completed reading the proposal from Quentin Davies. Im still a little sceptical on the vote-gathering purpose behind this, but I do believe the intentions are initially within the best interests for all Armed Forces members. As a general rule, most squads (of which includes myself) immediately think civvies hate us; and what we do. Among our accommodation around my camp, it is a massive feeling of being misunderstood by the public, and in general a large social barrier that defines the lack of empathy for what we do as Professional Soldiers. Although many famous faces have put their names to various appreciation charities (IE; Help For Heroes) and the essential admiration by the public for the show on Sky One (Ross Kemp in Afghanistan) there is still an invisible barrier of resilience that prevents the public and its Armed Forces (It -is- theirs) from living symbiotically. Now, while I personally will not be running about in my cbt95's after work (Because lets face it, we wear it all day and cant wait to get it off) I would be reluctant to wear it out without good dutiful reason anyway, because of the general negative reaction from people. In my opinion, the negative reaction is simply surprise, and light shock. The "greens" always seem to draw attention, even on big events like Remembrance day in my hometown. This post ended up being longer than I intended. I apologise for the hefty read. Id love to hear other peoples opinions on the new Proposal, most of which, to date have been approved and simply need implementing. Cheers. ~ An infantry private.