Something that has bugged me for a while is how we as Gunners view our allegiences, what I mean is do you have more pride in your Battery or do you view your self as a member of a Regiment ? I have long felt that the Royal Regiment tend to be very Battery focussed with History and Traditions, I mean I can give you run downs on my various Batteries, know when the Battery day was etc, but I struggle to tell you anything about the Regiments formation and history. When people ask who I was with I would always revert to my Battery, the only noticiable exceptions were the donkey whallopers and 29 (who were more concerned on the commando history rather than Regimental). Now I know the likes of 4th and 19 have strong pride, however that is more because of recruitment areas rather than capbadge. I know its difficult to maintain history when Batteries have a tendancy to move about a bit and the natural order, but sometimes I feel the Inf and Cav have something when they identify with thier Battalion and Regiment. When I joined up we did have a feel of individual regts, mainly due to localised dress regs (cloth capbadges, backings for badges, tartan eppulette etc) but that was all done away witth and I feel we really missed out on something there Anyway Opinions ?