This is intended as a 'serious' (if we can manage that on ARRSE) topic for discussion. Considering the recent (comparatively) amalgamations, and the prospect of a severely downsized Army for a fairly considerable time, are we now in the right place to look hard at the death of the Regimental System? While it has served the British Army well for many centuries, the actions taken by successive Governments have skewed the system. The majority of the old regional links through county Regiments have gone, and we're already seeing 'super' Regiments (Rifles, RRS, et al). Is the day when we knew of Warwicks, D&D, KOYLI etc etc are already gone. Should we be looking at 'Corps of Infantry', numbered battalions, trickle posting, a single capbadge? Before anyone rips into me, I'm not proposing this as something that is either good or bad. I'm an ex Infantry Soldier, and as proud of my Regiment now as I was when I wore its uniform. However, with the financial constraints, manning problems and other difficulties the Army faces, I wonder has the time come to 'bite the bullet'. It's your opinions, feelings and thoughts I'm looking for, as I'm not totally certain that my own are fully formed either way. After all, who better to have an opinion than soldiers about the world they live and work in. I'll sit back now and await the incoming!!!