Well that's the Driver trade for you.The place was a first class shit hole led by disinterested officers & SNCO's & bullying JNCO's, with a distasteful hierarchy amongst the longer serving recruits. What more do they need to look into?
Everytime I went there on a course, I was shocked how de-moralised and chaotic the place was. Feral recruits left to fester 'awaiting a course' at Leconsfield or elsewhere, just turning to drug and alcohol abuse, bullying of younger/junior recruits and huge prevalence in AWOL cases.
Being Guard Commander at Deepcut to several recruits who weren't allowed to handle weapons due to one outstanding (substance abuse) charge or another didn't feel me with optimism to the future of the Corps.
And from the article we can see why: "44 volumes of statements, documents, notes and photographs understood to be in Surrey police files and containing evidence that had never properly been examined."Seems like it just won't go away
You may wish to read Nicholas Blake's Report on the four deaths. The regime there is analysed and makes for uncomfortable reading.Dare I say that some lawyers have been making money from this scam for 20 years now. Lazy journalism has also helped perpetuate myths - similar problems were experience elsewhere but who the hell wants to travel all the way to North Yorkshire to take a few snaps of ITC Catterick.