too, which led to the following story:
In Drake's The General series, co-author Steve Stirling, in the first novel one of the units, the 5th Descott Guards, takes from a warehouse a whole bunch of red & white-checked scarves, which afterward became kind of a unit badge. Fast-forward a few years...
Son's in a cavalry unit, and I made a suggestion, which led to finally finding a suitable scarf:So I sent a copy of the shot to Drake with the caption "...on detached duty from the 5th Descott."
Next day came a answer: "Wonderful!" and he sent it on to Stirling, who also liked it. Nice to give a bit of enjoyment to a couple of authors who've written so much stuff we like.
And yes, I did suggest he get the whole squad in scarves for a shot, but didn't think he could pull that off.