I was under the impression that once you get to RMAS, "all bets are off" (to quote the Regimental Secretary of my sponsoring regiment). However, I've just started reading 3 PARA (Patrick Bishop) and he writes that: This presents an altogether different image of sponsorship to the one which I'm familiar with. Does anyone know what the crack is? Is it that there is a difference between theory and practice, or in how this is applied between different Regiments / Corps? Has practice changed in the last few years?