I see the RN is still using those idiotic Pongo anklets which came in post-war, presumably because there was a job lot left over. They were never a reliable guardian of bell bottoms and usually looked pretty sloppy. I therefore propose that the RN revert to its proper rig, gaiters: particularly as Percy no longer uses anklets anyway. I think theye would look a lot smarter, as do the black gaiters worn by officers (and as I now note, from yesterday, warrant officers). PS I have found my pair of liquorice leggings in a trunk, might try e-bay. PPS Much easier to do 'Rest on Your Arms Reversed' with a proper rifle with the muzzle resting on the toecap of a boot, instead of it having to be held up in midair by the fingers. PPPS The wind don't blow the way it used to.