I've seen all kinds of stuff on here denigrating the Pioneers. What gives? Over here, we have a Pioneer Platoon as part of every infantry battallion. (I think, I'm Armd., and so don't care about trackgrease unit org much.). Here they are seen as ultra nails. Even get to wear cool beards w/o doc chit. Why are they seemingly abhorred in the UK? Does our esteem for them come from our much more recent pioneer heritage? I know that the last British homeland "pioneer" practiced slash and burn farming about 700 yrs before the Romans. Is this why they have a neanderthal stereotype over there? Clue me in, guys.