Also, it was always made very clear to me that as far as UKAirCav goes, right shoulder patches were reserved for those who had come to the Cav from another unit. That is why you'll see Phil and Joe with 9th Infantry on there sometimes. As we (I say we, I mean Bob and Joe mainly) have made great strides to make this unit as realistic in terms of structure as possible, I feel we should do the same in apperance. In the Handbook (this will be shortly be available for download from the website) There is a description of what awards you can wear and when. In line with Joe and Bobs philosophy of working your way up, I feel it is too unrealistic to wade in in your first year badged up to the hilt. It is also the intention that you can wear decorations that reflect your civillian life as well as any you earn through actions in the Cav. For example, you might be First Aid at Work qualified, therefore you can wear the Combat Medic patch. You might be an airline pilot (can you get free flights to the Seychelles???) therefore a shoo-in for Army Aviator. You get my drift.
Start out with US ARMY, NAME and Cav patch on your left and work from there. I for one am not keen seeing people strutting around in uniforms they have no right to wear, displaying qualifications/decorations they didn't earn. There, I said it!
By the way, do you know I supply name tapes to order??? There will be a new list going up soon, keep your eyes peeled! (By the way, I still have some O'GARRA and LANCASTER Name tapes for sale if you fancy a name change...)