Do Officers still cut about Barracks with a swagger stick? I only ask because I haven't seen the inside of a barracks in a lonnng time, In my time everyone had a stick of one kind or another, the ord Corp/sgt carried one, the Provo Sgt was never seen without his, as with the RSM. A cavalry officer in training used to find it amusing to lightly whack me across the back of the head with his riding crop whenever a mistake was made sending morse (the tawt) I suppose H&S wouldn't let him do that today? I know it's a bone post.....but one feels the need to know. And you have to agree that carrying a stick did give you that extra bit of style.