By the end of annual camp this year I will be wearing the uniform of one of the army's new regiments. For the past 13 years I have worn a glider on my right shoulder as a battle honour of my existing parent regiment. In the new regiment I will continue to do so in no.2/ mess dress, but we have just been told that wearing of the glider in training dress must cease, as it is going to be used as a TRF, and the ACF quite rightly doesn't wear them,as we don't need them and according to HQ Land they present a security risk for cadet units to wear them. I don't have a problem with this, but it has made me wonder; Who was bright enough to come up with a TRF that is so brightly coloured that you culdn't call it tactical, and why not just use a more usual TRF on the jacket as opposed to a glider on the shirt? I don't mind what I wear, as the fewer uniform items needed, the healthier my bank balance is, but when we teach regimental history to cadets, things like the glider help, and provoke interest in the subject. I for one will miss it. What does everyone else think?