Hi, this isn't meant to be a bit of Reserve bashing by a cynical regular, but we'll see how it comes out. I'm on leave in London and this morning on the tube I came across a guy in MTP trousers, scuffed boots combat high, a green issue fleece and headphones. No head dress. He turned out to be a TA and when I asked him if he thought his dress was appropriate for being out in public he asked who I was (regs Lt) and totally chinned me off to my face: "with respect sir you don't know the circumstances before making accusations (ie that he was in shit order), go sit back down". Anyway, am I being unreasonable thinking this is unacceptable, or am I a hidebound regs twat totally out of touch who should be respectfully (barely!) chinned off? I know what would happen to me if I were caught looking like that (and officers are meant to be scruffy). I considered asking for his name and unit and shopping him to the badge, but in the end decided not too. When I got off, he hadn't even put away his headphones. 'Circumstances' my arrse.