Can you appeal CO's decision to discharge a soldier?

#1
Some time ago a friend of mine got into a dispute with two civvy police officers. He was caught drink driving and tried to run away from the coppers.

The coppers rugby tackled him to the floor and charged him.

The Police have now said he assaulted them and the charge has gone through the chain in his unit.

He had been sentenced in a civvy court, but now his CO has told him he'll be discharged for the offence.

Can he do anything about this?
 
#2
Seriously?
 
#3
Can he do anything about this?
Get his CV sorted out and see how he's going to get round the bit 'convicted of assaulting a police officer' if he wants any job with any kind of security check?

Because the chances of the Army keeping someone convicted of something like that when we're in the middle of such huge cuts are ******* zero.
 
#5
"Can you appeal........"

No more than you can a law of nature.
For example, get him to jump off something really high & then 'appeal' that which gravity is about to do to him.

I dunno, kids these days...............
 
#6
Unfortunatley, he's needs to man **** up, accept that he was/is in the shite, take it in his stride & learn the hard lesson that accompanies it and move on......!
 
#8
.........................A very good friend was killed because of the actions of a twat who had been drink driving!

I really hope that he is discharged.

**** him!
 
#11
Some time ago a friend of mine got into a dispute with two civvy police officers. He was caught drink driving and tried to run away from the coppers.

The coppers rugby tackled him to the floor and charged him.

The Police have now said he assaulted them and the charge has gone through the chain in his unit.

He had been sentenced in a civvy court, but now his CO has told him he'll be discharged for the offence.

Can he do anything about this?
I think the CO is absolutly correct... and I only read as far as 'caught drink driving'.
 
#12
We had a chap who had just come off a ban for drink driving who was once again caught for drink driving. He asked for a day off so he could meet his lawyer which was granted, it transpired later on in the day he was attending court for having been caught drink earlier on and he had told nobody, so whilst waiting a court date for his drink driving case he was once again caught drink driving.
 
#14
Of course he can appeal. To the RSM,"Sir I challenge you to naked roll mats to the death."
Standard in my Corps to resolve any dispute
 
#15
The members of ARRSE and turning into a bunch of namby pamby, fluffy liberals!!!! ;-)
 
#16
In the old days he'd have gone to colly and soldier on.
These days he just saved the Co a redundancy payment bye bye :(
 
#17
Lots of robust opinions and understandable vitriol however the soldier concerned apart from being a twat should be treated fairly in law. Therefore he needs to understand his rights in law, both civilian and military, he should get expert legal representation now, for example:-

East Anglian Chambers
 

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#18
Lots of robust opinions and understandable vitriol however the soldier concerned apart from being a twat should be treated fairly in law. Therefore he needs to understand his rights in law, both civilian and military, he should get expert legal representation now, for example:-

East Anglian Chambers
He/she can waste the time of a civvy lawyer - it won't make any difference. The CO is within his rights according to law.


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#19
Some time ago a friend of mine got into a dispute with two civvy police officers. He was caught drink driving and tried to run away from the coppers.

The coppers rugby tackled him to the floor and charged him.

The Police have now said he assaulted them and the charge has gone through the chain in his unit.

He had been sentenced in a civvy court, but now his CO has told him he'll be discharged for the offence.

Can he do anything about this?
Given everything that is said about the Old Bill, how did 2 fat and lazy clocking on and off jobs worth Plod manage to catch a super fit steely eyed dealer of death with a head start from a vehicle decamp.
 
#20
Bringing the forces in to disripute, Sect 69 Army Act. The CO will seek legal advice from Army Legal Service and what will, will be.
 
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