Why Sid - before I joined up I always used to wear a cow turd on my head!
I liked the beret myself but for the bush usually stuck with my lucky baseball cap. (to the disgust of certain anal types in the chain of command)
But my beret is still with me - when I xferred to RAR I sewed my RhACR insignia on the green beret. My wife surprised me by wearing it to our wedding!
I guess the debate will go on for ever - to some, like me, the beret is the obvious military headgear - to others, perhaps with more sense, the forage cap variants are preffered.
Maybe we should all compromise on the baseball cap! Doesn't blow off the head, doesn't constrict blood to the brain, and DOES offend officious superiors!