In spite of the MOD (quite rightly) refusing to comment any further, Lord High Admiral Colonel Kemp of Troops Imperial Across the Galaxy wasn't short of some comments:
Col Richard Kemp, former British Army commander in Afghanistan, told the Mail on Sunday: "'This is extraordinary, I have never heard of a case of this scale.
"If these charges are proven it will certainly be detrimental to the Army from a recruiting perspective.
"But I am incredulous as well as surprised. While there must be some aggression in recruit training, what is alleged goes far beyond what is acceptable.
Mr Kemp, why don't you shut the f&ck up?