In depictions of the Victorian era we often see lower ranks of soldiers wearing uniform when off duty in pubs or frequenting fairs, or just milling about as extras in the background etc.
My question does not refer to firearms, but rather a sheathed bayonet.
When a soldier was off duty, and wearing his uniform, would he carry his bayonet openly on his belt?
This specifically relates to British troops garrisoned at home but off duty.
If they did typically do this, would the police of the period have the power, or the inclination, to have them remove their weapon in public?