This week I have noticed a bit of flak from younger arrsers to the older generation, particularly critical it seemed of those wearing old tour tee-shirts for leisure or phys. Well at that time I may have tutted a bit but thought not very much more of it. Until earlier this evening when I went out for a slow plod around for my constitution's sake. As I passed a young lad jogging the opposite way to me, he looked at my tee-shirt and laughed muttering "I bet she was..." and carried on. I wasn't chuffed at all. Those of us in the Ladysmith Relief column thought long and hard about the wording on our tee-shirts, obviously wishing for humour but without being too risque; after all however relieved Lady Smith might be, her husband had been a general of the Rifles. As for the cheeky young git, his "Ypres 1917 - Donkeys' Select XV" was hardly state of the art...there is I know a chap in my village who trains in a faded maroon tee-shirt with "Arnhem Bridge Attendant" on the back. He may however be a Walt because he also claims to have dropped on D-Day with 6th Airborne Div.