Chaps, at the end of the day scruffiness in uniform isn't acceptable because the OTC is part of the TA, like it or not, and is subject to the same rules and regulations. I would bollocks my lads if they were scruffy and if these UOTC guys did get bollocked, then fine. Fact is that too many OCdts look untidy and that does irk people. Furthermore if cutting around in civvie street the average chap on the street sees only a soldier, no distinction between OTC and Regs or TA. Chip or no chip Bravo_Bravo is right.