Recently finished basic at Pirbright and have a question about the use of the bayonet in recent conflicts. After bayonet training someone asked the Cpl who was from the Rifles why we still do bayonet training when the septics no longer regard it as a necesary training requirment and if there has been any recent bayonet charges. The Cpl replied that not a day goes by in Afghan without someone getting the pointy end. Is this true and what is the reason for this? Would it be because the greenzone is densely vegetated, lack of supplies or was the DS exagerating?