My first post .... and in true Military fashion i thought i'd start with a whinge! Currently serving at the RSS in sunny Blandford, i never fail to be amazed at just how far standards seem to have dropped at the home of the Royal Corps (springs to attention.... banging knee on desk and spilling cocoa)! A topic i could rant on about for numerous hours i will, however, cut to the chase.... It seems incredulous to expect the Orderly Sergeant to cut about instilling fear and discipline into young soldiers when said Sergeant is required to wear a Blue sash that.... in all honesty.... gives the smartest SNCO the appearance of a dishevelled twat!!!! I hope to God they don't inspect the Guard or ROP's wearing that piece of tatty material. If any soldier under my Command had (in the past) turned up on any parade wearing a piece of uniform that was faded, missing the Corps Badge, torn, frayed and generally falling apart.... he would have been beaten all the way to the Guardroom with the soggy ends of both torn off arms! I've seen these things advertised on the inter-porn for approx Â£30 including Corps Badge! Can somebody please see fit to purchase one? If we must make the Orderly Sergeant where a sash it would be nice if it didn't turn him into a laughing stock for the day.