Many years ago shortly after I reached WO2, I was presented with my framed Royal Warrant in the Mess by some visiting dignitary. Cue the normal afternoon off work and celebratory *iss-up for this type of event. Today in my office (as an ex-serviceman), I find that the two Warrant Officers (RLC) have just received their Warrants from Glasgow via the post room clerk. Two things, they have both been WO's for about 4 years but only now reiceved the Warrants after a 'crab' officer interceded. They themselves could probably have been more pro-active but they both felt that if the system could not be bothered to recognise their achievement, then why should they be bothered to chase it up. To them it was just another indication of how much the system values people. Secondly, the quality of the artwork is appalling, uses very cheap paper and arrived creased. Even worse they are signed by the part time Scottish Secretary even though he was not in post when the Warrants were awarded. Is it the norm these days for Warrants to arrive late, signed by the wrong Sec of State, be of such poor quality and handed over in such a cavalier fashion? I hope not.