I very rarely get mixed up with the banter of all you experts in modern warfare and the ranking of elite units. However, having worn more coloured beret than I care to remember, one thing I can say for sure is. You need to sniff what you are shovelling, and go and serve a day or two with units like 2 Sqn RAF Regt. Never being a serving member of the RAF Regt, but having been attached to them as an ‘observer’ from a unit better than the bloody Para’s or the Royal Marines (and none of you would argue). The RAF Regt are a much underestimated unit, who with little noise about it, put most units to shame in their quiet professionalism. I can also assure you they were not blue uniforms soldiers, they were quiet definitely green, and the operation they were involved in at the time, did not involve guarding airfields. I believe that role falls to the RAF Police. I can also assure you, in regards to one of your expert comments, they were leading the assault. But then again perhaps they were just putting on a special show on for me, and when it was all over, and they thought no one was looking, slipped back into their blue RAF uniforms and went back to their post guarding airfield gates.