Last night a very good friend mentioned that her son had decided to join HM Forces, post university, as a commissoned officer. He had attended an interview with a certain 'Brigadier' who is responsible for university recruitment in the south west of England. At the interview it was suggested by the Brigadier that the candidate may not be happy joining Guards/ Cavalry etc because since he had not attended private or public school, he may not feel quite comfortable. The suggestion was that maybe joining his local Yorkshire regiment could be the answer. I am naturally bloody furious at this, since I believed that such boxxocks had been driven from the culture years ago --- or am I wrong?