Corporal Punishment and the armed services

I'm working on some info on the history of corporal punishmnet in the armed services (official and unofficial). As part of the project I'd also like some feedback on current members attitudes generally. Do you think society would be better off if cp were re-introduced in schools? Would you support it in the judicial system? Older guys especially, did you have any experience of "unofficial discipline"? (Did it work?) Any contributions on this wide topic or contacts much appreciated.
Corporal punishement, official and unofficial, turned me into the colourful character that I am now! I recommend it to everyone!

Especially being given the belt (Scottish me!) by my naked gym teacher! :wink:
cait said:
Would you support it in the judicial system?
Public floggings would be quite entertaining...... or a possible way for the government to raise a little revenue by selling tickets? :lol:
Cait, if you did it wearing that T-shirt I for one would there for every flogging! :wink:
cait said:
Public floggings would be quite entertaining......
Make a change from the endless tedium of snooker on BBC2....

On a serious note, the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea have some old punishment books on exhibition, which record a number of fairly stiff penalties (400 lashes), for 'unnatural behaviour'. Of course, in these PC days one can hardly comment upon what that might be, but I think I'm safe in saying that Peter Mandelson would have been in serious trouble if had been a bootie in those days...
I was beaten at home, in school and in basic training with fists, belts and the 'slipper'. I now have to pay women to do it to me as I'm nearly 6 foot and 14 stone, so picking a fight on Saturday night doesn't work as most run off. Zachariah, your not a woman by any chance?
Wasn't Corporal Punishment the battalion hygiene NCO in charge of the SAL block and dixy bashing?
Gunny, its a long time since you passed 14 stone :D

I got a couple of cracks in training for things like, gobbing off, forgetting the safety catch / change lever on the LMG and being a mongol on the drill square.

Never did me any harm and ensured I remembered the safety catch for the rest of my career and even now when I shoot on civvy strasse.
Gunny love is blind

You could wear a welders mask and force a tray of jam butties up your hoop, I'd still love you
8O :D

If Zachariah is a journalist, again, what a twaat for coming on here 'fishing' for gossip as part of his/her 'research'. Get off your ARRSE and do some proper journalism.
Gen dit, no sh*t; when I was in Part 2, we were regularly subjected to 12 hours of the bastinado* for the most petty offences.

*If you don't know what bastinado is, watch "Midnight Express".
My Pl Sgt in Basic Training would regularly beat the entire platoon with a Chieftain tank, before hosing us all down with sulphuric acid. He would then throw us all into a pool filled with sharks (man-eating, white, large) and as a final insult, the whole platoon would be forced to sell their arrses in Ashford High Street.

God, kids these days - they don't know how lucky they've it. :D

Zachariah - I've got pix to prove all this - just give me a few hours to knock them up on Photoshop...errr..get them developed I mean. :twisted:

Email me at

The dodgy daily is looking for its next “exclusive” then. They really must be a bit thick to belive we can’t spot their pathetic attempts at fishing. Morons writing for morons. :roll:
Soldier_Why said:
dui-lai said:
Especially being given the belt (Scottish me!) by my naked gym teacher! :wink:
I think we need to hear more about this! :D Come on dui-lai, what's the story?
Not much, the usual drooling sexual deviant of a PT teacher. He insisted on giving us the belt naked while bent over touching our toes! He even took some pictures, which by the way I have and he was a WO1 in the PT corps and did horrible things to me. Beastly right-wing soldier.

Somebody please help me with my human rights which were violated (and my ARRSE!).

And if your names Piers " I'm a cnut" Morgan then I am a very truthful soldier and give me some time to get the pictures mate, honest gov, corr blimey!

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