Resurrecting an old thread. Was sent a link to this clip today. Traditions in the British military. I had to chuckle at 18mins 30 seconds in: The Regimental Druid!!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W11BbX06 ... re=related
More generally, the discussions on "tradition" are interesting. The what's, why's and wherefor's of how tradition comes about are interesting. Also the importance of tradition "If you don't know where you come from, how can you know where you are going to"?
Also the point (of especial relevance to OBOD) that tradition is not static. Memorable events add layers to tradition.