This has been mentioned in passing already, but regardless. The RGJ, as you may know, do not have Colours in the form of standards as do the rest of the Army ( less Gurkhas ) but instead, carry 19 of them on their cap badge. The Regiment have a proud collection going back some 200 years. The latest one is "Pegasus Bridge", which by anyones standards, was a pretty superb action - the very first troops to land on D Day, first piece of land to be liberated, etc. One of which the RGJ are justifiably proud. I made another journey to Pegasus Bridge ( in mufti, it was the weekend ) . I particularly wanted to go this time as it will be tha last trip by the Normandy Veterans Association, and I reasoned that this would be my last chance to see the majority of the survivors of the landing. There where 15 of them all told, proud Old Soldiers in varying degrees of health. There was the whole of 1 PARA, a Company of Army Air Corps ( successors to The Glider Pilot Regiment ), Engineers, a French band, Prince Charles, big crowds. You would expect that the RGJ would have been there in force to pay their respects to the old boys who earned the battle honour carried by all RGJ. Nope. The official RGJ contingent was about 6 buglers and that was it. There where guys wandering around in civvies wearing berets, turned out to be serving or ex TA. The two Regular Battalions are deployed right now, but not exactly a million miles away ( to be sure ), but to me, such a pathetic showing was an insult to the veterans who outnumbered them. RHQ should have a good look at themselves. The showing for such a big occasion was disgraceful.