I am going to RCB Briefing next month without a regiment sponsoring me, and have so far followed my ACA(O)'s advice on which regiments to look at. If you've seen my other posts you'll know she came up with the Light Division, the RAC and one of the Scottish regiments. Last night I was at the pub with a mate of mine who's ex-Staffords, who when he heard this ranted for a couple of hours about me being forced to forget my roots. I am a Staffordshire lad born and bred, yet my ACA advised me against looking at the Staffords. Why is this? I know they'll be the 3rd Bn of the Mercian Regiment soon enough, but the Staffords I've met have been top guys and I don't see why that would change.