Okay, I've heard a story about the Gunners, and didn't post this question in their forum because they'd probably flatly deny it anyway! So why in the RLC? Because it has something to do with the RCT. Anyway, it has been said to me that the reason that the Gunners have a yellow stripe on their stable belt is a punishment from Queen Victoria. Apparently they lost some guns, and refused to get them, and the yellow stripe represents the 100 years it was meant to be worn for their cowardice. Now, added to this, I've been told that the reason the RLC have a lanyard on their kit, is because whatever the RCT used to be called a long time ago (apologies... I'm not too good on this. Staff Corps or something?) went out and retrieved the guns, thus receiving the lanyard as a show of their bravery. Is this a load of crap, intended to make the Gunners look bad (because, let's face it, they're not the Army's favourite people! ), or is there actually some truth in it?