Allyness......not rank aware! Most will have observed a penchant for senior British Officers to adopt US military rank markings. I can't say I've noticed any wholescale ignorance amongst US personnel of UK rank to the extent that it justifies amending our own uniform. It also seems to be limited to those of the most senior rank yet they are rarely mistaken not least due to presence of CP team, ADC, MA & Terp (or effin great photos on HQ walls) as witnessed in both Iraq and Afghan. Nor does any other Allied partner appear to have adopted what seems a somewhat "subordinate" practice. Cynicism aside is this a recognised form of Dress? Or put more bluntly are they all just as sad as the bloke with triangular sidies? Phot is taken from the Daily Telegraph in downtown Kensington Palace.