Noticed yesterday that the Colour Party of the WFRs (sorry Mercians...) had little plastic noddies on their bayonets. Is no-one trusted with a bayonet any more? Is it in case the sharp points frighten people in the street? Looked properly pathetic to me and seemed to defeat the point of marching with bayonets fixed - what next? Drill purpose rifles for ceremonials? Seemed odd that the rest of the contingent had no rifles either. Other than that it was great to see them of course and to welcome them back. So what's the score with these bayonet condoms?