Morning Gents, Hoping someone can profer any advice that may help. A verbal altercation took place at HO/TO time between my Sect Sgt, and my shift LCpl. The Sgt also doubles as the Trg Sgt for the Det. During Handover the Sgt says to Lcpl book your PFT (he passed it about 4 weeks ago) as your the only one available, Lcpl replies that he wont as Sgt is the Trg NCO (this gent has a habit of 'delegating' jobs which are his claiming he is snowed under) and it his job to organise the training programme and liase with the relevant assets. Sgt becomes aggresive (verbally) and sweary, lcpl reacts firmly but not aggresively or sweary in the same manner. this goes on for a minute pantomime style, oh yes you will, ooohhhh no I wont all in front of me (corporal and another lance jack and a pte, all MPGS by the way so its not like were new to this or impressionable). Two days later Sgt tells me to write a statement (which if I do it will, I promise be briefer than this) about this 'incident', and accuses me of failing to stop my LCpl being insubordinate, which by strict definition he was, if politely refusing to carry out an order. I take the view that as the senior rank there, he should have taken the LCpl out of ear shot of us, and not me (I did advise my LCpl to remain calm during this discussion). It may be clear to you I have no respect for the Sgt and agree with the Lcpl (if not in the way he went about it), and I realise my 'feelings' are irrelevant. Q1. Was my bloke insubordinate? Q2. How can I best represent my LCpls interests? He is a good egg but after 3 years of this pushy so n so 'delegating' duties which are clearly his, I think he bit. Thanks in advance and apologies for the long winded explanation.