Had a conversation with a mate of mine yesterday discussing the fact that people always think that they are old sweats. For example I always get asked why I am wearing a 58 belt, when at least it was issued when I joined. But Iâm told that it is only Officers and SNCOâs allowed to wear them. Half of the Rupertâs hadnât even hit puberty when I had done three years! So what is the point when you become a sweat, or does it come with rank?