While reflecting back on a busy exercise in "germania-stan" i was thinking about a certain thing that i was pulled up on by a corporal. After a long day on the ranges i stripped my weapon down for cleaning including hand guard, half way though cleaning a corporal had noticed what i had done and continued along the lines of "what are you playing at?" I replied after having a conversation with unit armourer it was ok to remove handguard and not just an armourers job. was i wrong? argument begin!!