Forgive me if this question has appeared before. Rummaging in the garage recently for stuff to flog on e-blag, I found my old 4 Regt shoulder-stripy-things. A short marinade in Coleman fuel and whoosh, away. But it did make me wonder - what was their significance? OK, you've got one whole regiment, both sqns, RHQ and QM plus BATS, versus one sqn plus RHQ etc, so you want some way of knowing which unit the RP puts on the arrest report, but after 9 Regt went into temporary storage, why bother with them? Even the other half of 4 Regt up the road thought it was a bit naff. Someone must have explained at the time, but I may have had my alcohol-fueled irrelevence filter up. Was it some kind of battle honour? JonWilly, you were there about the same time as me (nice slideshows, I seem to recall), and you were pally with RJ, so perhaps you might be able to shed some light on this?