Sad day. Having seen a few of the Bermuda Regiment's parades on GPTV, I always thought thy looked rather sharp with thier Minis.
In regards to the OP, despite the Bermuda Regiment giving them up, a friend of mine who is a Marine Security Guard informs me that some Embassy Dets in "friendly" nations use the Mini-14 in lieu of an M-16 pattern rifle because it is less threatening.
NRA Life Member
Big Sister: "Everyone in America is fine with the .30-30, except Mack. He has to shoot that .35 because that extra point zero fives inches will matter on Bigfoot."