Not sure how to tie the thread with the title but I've got your attention! I've just returned from a short stint in Bastion and how it has changed in 2 years, both in size and nature. It is blaringly obvious there that UK forces Military bearing, especially dress standards is as high on the agenda as defeating the threat from Terry. So much so that RMPs are stopping UK Pers and enforcing dress Regs (berets / Hi-Vis belts during dark hours Ect Ect) for one, how embarrising this must be for the RMPs! After years of abuse for catching speeding Mil Veh on camp they are now reduced to enforcing dress Regs! Dark days...... My point? I can see the need for imposing a tougher regime as I agree we were starting to look a tad shabby (there is a difference standards in a FOB and standards in a Operational Garrison) however, who the hell is picking up the so called "SF" faternity and hangers on? What a bunch of scruffy Cnuts!! I can only persume the skinny kids (early 20s) I seen kicking around with long hair and wearing RAB jackets worked for 18 (UKSF) Sig Regt (I could be wrong but they don't look SF!!) Flying back from Bastion there was a small group of these "wannabe's" at the PHF, all sporting RAB jackets over MTP uniform (mixed dress in my eyes) and long hair. A mate of mine works for "them" and said recently they are becoming an embarrasment. Come on, who's in charge of them? Lets get a grip, in classic Delia Smith fashion...LET'S BE AVIN YER! Note: I'm now calling lads and lasses from 18 UKSF Sig "Sallies" to tie in the Ally met Sally!! Anybody else experienced this?