Noticed in Afghan earlier this year that alot of blokes from non-Airborne units has started to scrim their helmets, now in nearly every pic coming back and on the telly everyone has now satrted to scrim their helmets?? As a Paratrooper I've always done this (since being told I could!) and on courses have had to justify why Airborne Soldiers do it and I've been told to take it of by some DS on some courses. So why now - has every one started to do it?????? It has always been an Airborne thing and I've not till recently seen any other units do it, so why has it suddenly changed?? Don't want this to become Para's Vs Hats (which no doubt it will become) thread but truely want to know? Is it a case of allyness? Wanting to look like Para's? Do units find it better in the Green Zone? or is it just this yr's thing??