Have I convicted the man? No, of course not that is not within my powers, but have I formed an opinion of him? Yes I have, in the same way I have formed an opinion of Gerry Adams and Abu Hamza al-Masri and others, men whom I have never met but have learned enough about from reliable and trustworthy sources for me to form an opinion of their behaviour and morality. In none of their cases is my opinion a very high one, L/Cpl. F's wearing of the Queen's uniform doesn't give him a free pass in my opinion.
Enough evidence, fact-based and checked and analysed, about the man has emerged to discredit him, if he is ever actually brought to trial I expect and would demand that he gets a fair hearing and would imagine that he will have the best defence lawyers (taxpayers') money can buy, he will have every opportunity to disprove the charges against him in court and at the end of it to walk away without a stain on his character if the court so finds. I would expect nothing more.
I mentioned Costas Georgiou, "Colonel Callan". Do posters here think he was a good bloke, a decent cove who got a bit carried away, you know how these things happen, no need to go on about it?
I somehow doubt it, a disgusting, murdering, psychopathic bastard would be the opinion of most reasonable men I would assume. So when did this personality flaw develop? Was he a nice bloke when he was in the Paras, like his erstwhile comrades Soldiers F and H? Or were they all thugs in and out of the uniform?
Georgiou was dismissed from the Paras two weeks after BS for holding up a post office while armed with Army weapons. Let's just pause to let that sink in, Colonel Callan got busted out of the ranks for robbing one of Her Majesty's Irish post offices while armed with an Army weapon, Lance Corporal F slotted half a dozen of Her Majesty's Irish subjects while armed with an Army weapon, and what happened to him? Oh dear, never mind, it's off to Hereford for you, naughty boy.
Anyone else see what is wrong with this picture?