More regimental traditions bite the dust! Taken from their Facebook page here:- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4289489236 Update 17 June 2009 Last night post on Part one orders were instructions to drastically reduce the wearing of the caubeen and to replace it with a green beret worn over the left eye. Without any doubt this is a dark day for the LIR. The permission to wear distinctive headdress that are link to the ethnic origin or routes of a regiment was given to the various regiments in the army after the First World war to act as an act of remembrance to the fallen. We have the right to wear the shamrock on St Patricks Sunday as a mark of the service the London Irish carried out in South Africa in the Boer War. South Africa is our first Battle Honour. Now after the company were told the caubeen was safe and no change woudl happen this has been posted on part one orders. A sad dreadful day for those who have fallen and those who are serving. Are we to become another non descript regiment in the British Army. Clearly little regard for what the caubeen really means. The Jocks are safe becasue they have a covenant that links the uniform and the drill hall.