Are adult instructors in the ACF who are Para Reg badged allowed to wear the cherry (maroon) berry still? I recall quite a few rows on this subject when I was in the ACF in North Camp. As a cadet I was entitled to wear a Para Reg cap badge with a maroon flash behind it. Our instructors, a 'fine' body of men wore Maroon berets and belts. Precious few (I think only one in fact) was entiled to wear wings. Bearing in mind the location of our coy. i.e a boots throw away from Browning Barracks this used to lead to the odd amusing (for us cadets - not for the instructors) run in with the regulars who were a tad uncivil to our Coy 2IC. I think there may have been a bit of 'larging it' down Queen's Parade - a potentially hazardous excercise. Although we were not immune from badge- rage either - I remember getting a mullering from some JL Paras at Longmoor for daring to wear the cap badge I was issued with. At least I think that's why... As ACF we trained with 10 Para (as was) and the regulars and on the whole they treated us pretty well. As 15-16 year olds we were expected to keep pace when tabbing and I think they appreciated the fact that were giving it a go. Our instructors were notably absent from these excercises.