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I see no requirement for rifle drill on parade. If parading, you're already doing drill.
A long time ago, we had some Hereford fellows attached to us for an ex. They had no slings on their rifles. The rifles were always in their hands. They explained slings make you lazy and complacent. Lazy and complacent gets you and your mates killed.
Stop issuing slings to the troops.
That was our normal practise in the Parachute Regiment. They may have been ex-PARAs, which is common is 22 SAS.
It's a rifle and, when carried, should be ready to engage the enemy at all times. Other regiments have different opinions, of course.