That musta been a close-run thing: what if the Foot Guards had really stood their ground?The cloth shoulder titles were introduced when the drill manual for the L85 was written!
The old plastic/staybrite items that used to be worn on the epaulets broke off when the rifles were
shouldered!sloped (Stonkernote: correction to spare the blood pressure of the small-minded foot-drill-fascisti )
Another forty years of knackered FALs?
Back to polishing brass shoulder titles?
Who can say!!!???