AWOL too long

#1
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
 
#2
Less if he hands himself in and shows remorse. More if he gets caught.....
 
#3
If they even discipline him. I would expect an Admin Discharge although 28 days may also be in the pipeline... depends on the unit's thoughts.

Jockster
 
#4
Just had an excellent presentation by SSAFA on their confidential help line. They have a dedicated adviser who can chat to people in your mates position and talk them through what is likely to happen.

If he does decide to turn himself in they can arrange an appointment for him to go to a suitable unit and a nominated person to report to. As I undertstand it they can chat to the G1 people and find out what is likely to happen and let the person know.

The person concerned can still decide not to hand themselves in, they just get the chance to find out what is likeley to happen to then from a proper source, and help in making admin arrangments to hand themselves in if they decide to do so.

SSAFA follow up by checking back with the soldier concerned to ensure that they are treated properly.

Copied from the SSAFA web site

Service Personnel who are absent without leave (AWOL) can now speak in complete confidence to the SSAFA AWOL Support Line Worker Tel: 01380 738137 9.00 - 10.00am Monday to Friday (answering machine for call back outside these times).

http://www.ssafa.org.uk/ConfidentialSL.html
 
#5
Hand youself in and get it over with. You are a criminal until it is dealt with.
28 days probably

Max would be 56 days at colly and you will leave with a Fork Truck Ticket and a plumbers ticket. Not bad.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#6
388ster said:
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
Well, the good news is he's no longer considered AWOL.











The bad news is...he's a deserter.
 
#8
Biscuits_AB said:
388ster said:
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
Well, the good news is he's no longer considered AWOL.











The bad news is...he's a deserter.


Do I tell him he is getting shot then????
 
#9
388ster said:
Biscuits_AB said:
388ster said:
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
Well, the good news is he's no longer considered AWOL.











The bad news is...he's a deserter.


Do I tell him he is getting shot then????
No, let it be a surprise.
 
#10
theoriginalphantom said:
388ster said:
Biscuits_AB said:
388ster said:
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
Well, the good news is he's no longer considered AWOL.











The bad news is...he's a deserter.


Do I tell him he is getting shot then????
No, let it be a surprise.
Makes me think of

Ready Aim Fire
 
#11
theoriginalphantom said:
388ster said:
Biscuits_AB said:
388ster said:
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
Well, the good news is he's no longer considered AWOL.

The bad news is...he's a deserter.
Do I tell him he is getting shot then????
No, let it be a surprise.
:twisted: LMAO! You b******!

Litotes
 
#12
As im standing in as SSA (Discipline) we have just had a case of a guy who had been gone for 2 years 8 months, We thought he would just get binned and told to go home, but no the Legal Eagles said he would have to go to Court Martial and would prolly get 8 months and either soldier on or Discharge.

So it all depends on his unit, and the legal eagles.

Marty
 
#13
388ster said:
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
 
#14
Marty261 said:
As im standing in as SSA (Discipline)
Marty you are indeed blessed with all the good jobs. 8O

Back on thread I thought that you no longer shot deserters and they were given life imprisonment now?

Jockster
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#15
388ster said:
theoriginalphantom said:
388ster said:
Biscuits_AB said:
388ster said:
A friend of mine has just got in contact via Facebook, saying that he has been AWOl for 3 years and wishes to hand himself in and get it all over with, but he doesn't because he does not know what to expect as his punishment.

Does anyone know what he can expect?
Well, the good news is he's no longer considered AWOL.











The bad news is...he's a deserter.


Do I tell him he is getting shot then????
No, let it be a surprise.
Makes me think of

Ready Aim Fire
Shall we take that you'll not be coming back then?
 
#16
Like I said it's a friend who wants to know.

Yes I do know that this sounds like 'a friend of mine.....' stories but it is actually true in this case.

I chose to get married instead of going AWOL, and I am not sure who is better off.
 
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Green_Garfield

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#17
This is gen i read this myself in QR's (one bored night on guard)

If he goes to his unit and hands himself in he can't be arrested on the spot.
don't get me wrong he'll be in trouble and be charged or what ever but they can't lock him up, If he goes to his unit and is caught by the MP's then they can lock him up see what i mean
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#18
It's not a case of whether he can or can't be arrested that is the problem for him. That's irrelevant and frankly the RMP could do without the paperwork. It's the decision of the Courts Martial that's more important here. He is now most definately in the realms of a Courts Martial and I doubt very much that after being OTR for so long, his CO will be given extended powers. He's more than likely looking at upwards of 6 months in Colly. If he get's less, he should convert to Islam, drag out the shower mat and point his fizzer in the general direction of Mecca.

On a brighter note, they'll discharge him after he's done his time, but they'll deduct the cost of any losses he incurred whilst he was on his 'sabbatical'.

"Always look on the briiight siiiide of liiiife, dee dum, dee dum dee dum dee dum"!!!!
 
#19
Biscuits AB is correct if he surrenders he will not be arrested etc. Likewise he can phone his unit and tell them he wants to hand himself in.

Jockster
 
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Green_Garfield

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#20
yeah sorry i know that isn't the real issued just thought i'l throw it in.

Although a friend of mine's dad was in the devon & dorsets and did a spell in the AFCO and he had a lad turn up on his doorstep saying he was AWOL for a good few years.
so he rung who ever its is that the army need to ring and they told him to issue a rail warrant so some place up north (i think) and he went up there and was admin discharged during the course of a day then set him home.
 
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