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Maize please! I suspect the LI lads were keen to ditch the backing as it was an Old DCLI, then SCLI then 1 LI which of course went when it was disbanded and 2 became 1, the same time that J in sgt became common throughout the regt!
I think it would have been a good idea for each of the RIFLES bn's to keep some of their old uniform traditions ie 1 RIFLES black badge, 2 Rifles red backing, and so on or whatever the former bn had, I know we have to move with the times but some traditions should be kept alive.
Plus a black capbadge looks better than a silver one anyway! That's why all you LI and RGJ put black ones in,Deep down you know it makes sense lol
We only blackened ours for Ops, pre options for change 1LI kept red backing in the field. 5 Rifles would therefore need to wear the backing. Anyway surely 1 are going to be wearing cap comforters or hats artic deputy dawg!