July 25, 2006

Pipe Down!

Piper David Muir, 42nd (The Royal Highland), Regiment of Foot, 1856.
Image found here.

The Irish Elk, in a nifty link-rich post, brings the sad news that the British Army is imposing a safety code on its pipers by, among other things, limiting practice time and requiring them to wear ear-plugs. Go on over and check it out.

Y'know, I can't help wondering whether this bunch of bureaucratic busybodies, for all their fussing about health and environmental issues, have even stopped to consider for an instant the impact their new regulations might have on the Army's very military effectiveness.

I mean, with all these new limitations and all, how ready for battle are the Queen's Own McKamikaze Highlanders going to be?

Posted by Robert at July 25, 2006 01:19 PM | TrackBack

That is just the headline the post needed.

I'd dare anyone to try to fill David Muir's bagpipes with wheatena.

Posted by: MCNS at July 25, 2006 01:28 PM