In the mid 80s we got a new RSM (a window licker of Titanic proportions) He started to inspect JNCO permanent staff accommodation every week wearing white gloves. He had a distinct hatred of earings in men and insisted on a weekly repeat of the message that soldiers were not to wear earing whilst in, or in the vicinity of military establishments on part ones. After the second repeat of this all the corporals went into Aldershot and got their ears pierced. Suddenly we could get served in Guildford pubs. It made me think tonight. How many ARRSE members had pierced ears whilst in the army? Who will admit to it?